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« on: July 25, 2006, 04:06:23 pm »
Most of us are familiar with GoogleEarth
Here is a similar program with much, much better visuals called World Wind.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

the program is about 58mb and once installed you still have to download the detailed maps - You really need ADSL for this

here are two screenshots I made earlier

Oranjeriver near the Noordoewer border post:


Sossusvlei in Namibia:


while it is not as commercially friendly as GoogleEarth, the pics are better and you can see the mountains and valleys with far greater accuracy. It is also easier to see the condition of dirt roads and landscapes you plan to travel through.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 04:22:49 pm »
Nice one, Thanks LS  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 04:26:37 pm »
sweet who needs gps
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 04:28:08 pm »
Sweet LS.  I had heard about the site, but never looked.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 04:41:35 pm »
Amazing pictures!

Sossusvlei. Whenever you okes are in Nam, go visit there. From Walvis to Sossusvlei dirt all the way.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 05:12:30 pm »
Eish it took a long time to download on my computer.  Glad there is space on the work server.  :twisted:
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 05:16:04 pm »
Lets see what it shows at De Wildt.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 05:50:56 pm »
Post a screen shot if you get it right..

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 07:09:04 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"
Lets see what it shows at De Wildt.
Downloading,


My down load shows one stuffed pig rider and one collarbone!

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 08:02:36 pm »
Not bad, still playing around with the various sat images available, but here is the De Wildt area that will look familiar to the enduro and dual purpose guys.

First a shot of the whole area, see if you can make out some landmarks.



Then a quick non pro list I made.


1 = Groot Klip
2 = Jericho Town
3= Area of shabeen (end of 3 Fences) maybe just a bit south of this circle looking at it again
4= Unused airstrip
5= coconuts, longrocks etc
6= Morula sun
7= Crater
8= 3Fences river
9= Main River (Sand / Tolwane)

Then a zoom on something the sweating pig will remember, this shows Jericho with the little easier river running through it and close to the klip.
Klip is shown as well as the dirt highway we rode along to do the long loop to the crater.

 

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 08:16:11 pm »
Quote from: "shark_za"

Then a zoom on something the sweating pig will remember, this shows Jericho with the little easier river running through it and close to the klip.
Klip is shown as well as the dirt highway we rode along to do the long loop to the crater.



Now I have got it, my satellite orintation of the Groot Klip, the Jericho Bottle store and the Shabeen is sorted. Most of the other views signify pain.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 08:19:28 pm »
They are quite professional and courteous to us, look at the "clouds" over the nuke facilities at Valindaba and the middle of Gerotek where the nukes were built and stored.


 

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2006, 08:27:17 pm »
Dang I bet the Yanks even know what underwear we have on  :shock:
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2006, 07:19:10 am »
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Dang I bet the Yanks even know what underwear we have on  :shock:

Underwear???
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2006, 08:17:32 am »
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Quote from: "digitaldan"
Dang I bet the Yanks even know what underwear we have on  :shock:

Underwear???


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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2006, 11:15:06 am »
Damn, it looks good.

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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006, 01:04:32 pm »
Hi,

are you guys able to look at cities like Pretoria or Windhoek with good quality?

If I zoom in I cant really see anything? Is there maybe a setting or so?

thnks


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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2006, 01:19:40 pm »
I've found that

World wind: Better quality general areas like mountains and so on, but same quality for cities
Google Earth, bad quality general areas, and high quality cities.

Google are working on it tho and are slowly getting more and more hi res areas.
The whole area where we were in angola is now hi res in google earth.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2006, 01:26:37 pm »
Quote from: "Rooibaard"
I've found that

World wind: Better quality general areas like mountains and so on, but same quality for cities
Google Earth, bad quality general areas, and high quality cities.

Google are working on it tho and are slowly getting more and more hi res areas.
The whole area where we were in angola is now hi res in google earth.


yes Rooibaard, I must agree, cities not that good as Google Earth, but general landscape excellent in World Wind.


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