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    Default Who uses Google earth?

    I see on Google Earth that there are fire departments listed but many are not accurate for location and seem to only be on there under fire departments if they have a web site that can be found on Google.
    Let's get a file started with everyone's department on it.
    Attached is a file with some of our local departments with accurate locations.
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    Added a few northern Utah stations. I'll try and get some more as I can.

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    If you post a file with your halls, we can all have a better idea of where we are
    Cheers

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    Google earth is awesome. I love just messing around with it to see what I can find. There are all kinds of site popping up on the internet now that have a whole bunch of extra stuff and sites people found on google earth. I recommend doing a search for google earth at google and just click some of the sites that come up, you will be busy for hours.

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    Cool Fire burning on Google Earth, too cool

    Who on this site might have been at this fire that was active when the pics were taken!!! Very cool!
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    Sorry, for those without the program, here's a snapshot of what to see
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    how are you getting things that clear I was trying it a few months ago and didn't get pictures no where near as clear as that one Haweater

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    You have to remember only parts of the globe are hi resolution, some aren't.
    If anyone wants to see the area of the fire posted above but can't run google earth, just go to http://maps.google.com/ and search for
    Alliance Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

    you'll see the fire just west of the centre of the default map that comes up in a townhouse complex just off South Lyon Street.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haweater
    If you post a file with your halls, we can all have a better idea of where we are
    Cheers
    How do I make a folder that you can access also then?

    How are you finding things like this fire? Are you just slowly scanning the WHOLE earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark440
    How do I make a folder that you can access also then?

    How are you finding things like this fire? Are you just slowly scanning the WHOLE earth?

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    I just found another program just like it from Microsoft called Windows Live. It seems to be more detailed but it doesnt have as many features. Im loving the "birds eye view" feature. Heres a link to the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas seen in birds eye view.


    http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v...2&scene=305938

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    I'm wondering how many people ran outside and started mooning the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark440
    How do I make a folder that you can access also then?

    How are you finding things like this fire? Are you just slowly scanning the WHOLE earth?

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    LOL
    I can't take credit for finding that one, stumbled across a post linking it while trying to find the section for fire halls.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeuitEFDems
    He's watching all of us...I'm glad I have my tinfoil helmet I wear, to be invisible to all those pesky eyes in the sky....
    That's right Lieutenant, by the way, you need antennae on that hat to work effectively, I can still see you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark440
    How do I make a folder that you can access also then?

    How are you finding things like this fire? Are you just slowly scanning the WHOLE earth?

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    In Google Earth, save your placemarks in a single folder, then save the folder. Zip the file created when you save that folder and you can attach it.

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    Here is a site that has some interesting stuff that people found.

    http://www.birdseyetourist.com/

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    Windows Live Local is fantastic for the Brids Eye Views, but of course that only covers a limited number of US Cities. Can't wait until it covers my side.

    I've been using Google earth for a while now and have found some good stuff on there... including a strange car parked on my drive!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    Windows Live Local is fantastic for the Brids Eye Views, but of course that only covers a limited number of US Cities. Can't wait until it covers my side.

    I've been using Google earth for a while now and have found some good stuff on there... including a strange car parked on my drive!!!!!

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    Steve-did it have New Zealand plates on it?

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    Amazing how people can find this stuff with such a large earth!


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    Among my projects for the year is downloading and getting familiar with CAMEO and ALOHA for our county haz-mat response team so we can begin to use it. One of the suggestions was to also see if they could be overlayed on Google Earth so that we could get a visual on the areas of risk. Have any of you worked with it in that respect?
    {edit to add fire content} Also seems like they would work very well together for vegetation fires and modelling the potential spread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailboss2
    Google earth is awesome. I love just messing around with it to see what I can find. There are all kinds of site popping up on the internet now that have a whole bunch of extra stuff and sites people found on google earth. I recommend doing a search for google earth at google and just click some of the sites that come up, you will be busy for hours.
    The inturdnet lowers my productivity level enough as it is, no need to add something new for the ADD to try to filter out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    Steve-did it have New Zealand plates on it?

    Signed "Worried of Whangaparaoa"

    Fcuk me...it did as well!!!! You wait til I see you....what about bleedin brotherhood????
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    Wow this is a really cool shot of the traning facilities for the Hunington Beach Fire Dept.

    http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v...&scene=1735977

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    Fcuk me...it did as well!!!! You wait til I see you....what about bleedin brotherhood????
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    The bedroom curtains clash with the fluffy pink carpet--other than that ,not bad for a London boy!
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