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Author Topic: French rival to Google Earth announced  (Read 2075 times)

Carol Haynes

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French rival to Google Earth announced
« on: June 26, 2006, 01:13:45 PM »
Just seen this article ... looks interesting but the site, Geoportail.fr, unfortunately can't cope with demands at the moment as hits have far exceeded anticipation!

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Re: French rival to Google Earth announced
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 08:21:55 PM »
I've been trying to access the site since it launched last week. It's supposed to have photos of some areas down to 20cm! But I haven't been able to get in to see. :(

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Re: French rival to Google Earth announced
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 03:54:53 AM »
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French rival to Google Earth announced

Reminds me a bit of the early days of colour television, when there were three competing systems.  The original American one was NTSC, which allegedly stood for Never Twice the Same Color.  The German one was PAL, Pray And Learn.  The French one was SECAM - Supreme Effort Contre les AMericaines...


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Re: French rival to Google Earth announced
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 04:10:48 AM »
LOL - I thought NTSC stood for Nuke The Stupid Competition ...