Zoom Earth

  • That site uses imagery from different sources. You can see on the bottom right the copyright details of sources used. I've zoomed into a few places and can see the source when zoomed in to a detailed level tends to be Microsoft - being Bing/Virtual Earth.

    - Ashley

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  • That site uses imagery from different sources. You can see on the bottom right the copyright details of sources used. I've zoomed into a few places and can see the source when zoomed in to a detailed level tends to be Microsoft - being Bing/Virtual Earth.

    The images I see are very clear, much better than Bing (well, for my area anyway)

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  • Dam ya had me going until I looked at my area of Paraparaumu New Zealand and it is definately Virtual Earth. I can see the same piece of dam cloud sitting right over some houses on the coast :( Its dissapointing because its my home town. I cant afford clear images and dont wish to mess around with trying to hide it which I'd say if it sits over houses would be near impossible hence I can not make scenery of my home town. In saying that, the South Island looks pretty clear but hey, I live in the North Island. I am hoping that our local developer Robin Corn who has done some already amazing work with New Zealand in FSX and Prepar3D can go ahead with a planned project in conjuntion with another local dev to cover the whole of New Zealand in Aerofly, all operational, Airports /cities etc. I will just purchase that instead :) Hopefully IPACS let them do it ;)

  • Gooseno1 - When you zoom into an area on that site look on the bottom right to see what the source is. It's likely to be either Microsoft (Bing), Google or some government source like USGS (for the US). There are barely any other free original sources out there.

    - Ashley

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  • Gooseno1 - When you zoom into an area on that site look on the bottom right to see what the source is. It's likely to be either Microsoft (Bing), Google or some government source like USGS (for the US). There are barely any other free original sources out there.

    My apologies, you are correct.

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  • It is a handy tool for getting the "lat long" using the cross hair.

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