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Google Earth and other mapping

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Grampa Plow, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Hi guys...I got the idea from one of the posts to try to print out a aerial view of each of my lots so the guys I have plowing for me can see more clearly where to put the snow and where NOT to put the snow. I am in the midwest and if I go to Chicago or the West or East coast I can get pics of each partial of land down to the bits of gravel on the lot. But when I try to do something in my area, everything is all fuzzy. Do I take it that our area is blocked out and we have to buy it? If so, that's OK...I don't have a problem doing that but did you every try to navigate through the google earth web site? I spent 1/ hour there and left more confused than ever! They don't have phone support. (I suppose cause of guys like me!!)

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    In the high density areas they may have better pixs. I think Google has a paid version of it too.
     
  3. PLCI

    PLCI Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 31

    Try MSN's live search maps. The aerial shots are not the best but click on the birds eye view. You can't save the image but you can take a screen shot and copy it to a word document. Then crop the image on the document. Let me know if you have any problems.
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    population density is a general rule of thumb, the more people the better the image clarity. as time passes you'll find the info getting better. just make sure the image is current enough, sometimes the image can be a couple of years old and not contain new construction.

    if your doing resi's try googles street view if available. thats some crazy stuff.
     
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I have yet to see anything beat www.maps.live.com
    It has great views of my area, pop- 18k, and even out where I hunt, pop- like, 500, those pictures are also great, I can even pick out the tree in the woods I hunt in.

    Thats why im suprised to see very little people using it, everyone uses them blurry google images.
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    I agree with the maps.live.com, far better than any other i've seen, although they dont have the town i hunt in, i wanted to see if i could see my treestand :cry:
     
  7. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    yeah. that is good. looking at msn live now. Thanks for the post.
    But you cants save the image????????
     
  8. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I couldn't get any good shots of our area. I even went to San Francisco and couldn't get the buildings...just the streets. Oh well, I thought I would try to get the aerial views of some of the places I plow for my new guys. No such luck. Thanks for the help!
     
  9. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    MSN Live is the best one out there.
     
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Good call Jeff, I checked it out and it worked very well.:salute:
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  11. Double C

    Double C Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 41

    For where i live in montana it's the same pic taken the same day mid sept 2005 on both sites no difference on clearty or zoom
     
  12. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484


    Works on the site I gave, just click 'Birds Eye' once you get what you want on there.
     
  13. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    print screen - ms paint - save.