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    NASA gives you the World in a Download

    Looks like NASA's trying to get back some of the attention they've lost over the years by offering something that looks pretty nice to me...

    http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/features.html
    NASA World Wind

    The WORLD WIND !

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    World Wind allows any user to zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth, leveraging high resolution LandSat imagery and SRTM elevation data to experience Earth in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there.

    lol, the 3D Views arent that bad, cheers
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    Been playing with it awhile now - I still can't get it to zoom in as tightly as I want, but I can make out my old trucking terminal using the USGS ortho quadrangles option...
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    Makes me wish I had a 3D graphics card...hummmm...come to think of it...I don't even have a 2D graphics card....is there an envy smiley around here someplace

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    http://www.terraserver.com/ Man I have used this site since the mid 90's along time. I think Steve Ballmer of Microsoft bought it a year or two back. I was pissed at first because I was for sure he was going to start charging, but then their sever speed went up!

    Edit*** Ohmy****inggod that greedy bastard Ballmer is charging now! He just changed the site, I was here a week ago and it was totally different. Back in the day you could zoom in for free to a quarter mile or less. This sucks!

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    Hi Imitation,

    Yeh I posted that site too about a month ago...but it was American only and had only some places you could go to...but I thought it was cool anyways.

    Charging now? Maybe not the same site...

    http://terraserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx
    TerraServer-USA

    Just took a boo at yours...definitely not the same site.

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    Nasa ain't too bad - I found my old house. It's got to be one hellaciously OLD picture though - it burned to the ground over a year ago now. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard looks like it has an Iowa Class at it's piers - which would date the shot to no later than 1992, more likely 1990 since that's when Iowa last graced Portsmouth with her presence (she and the other east coast Iowa classes went to Rhode Island after layup in Portsmouth - Iowa herself has since been towed to San Fran to (hopefully) become a museum).
    Even a broken watch is correct twice a day.

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    Hi l3lacklce,

    I think it has to do with release laws...especially in regards to other countries...recent and/or up-to-date pictures could be construed as spying...so they have to wait a period before they can be released...I think that also applys to how pin-point they are...how well you can target.

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    Originally posted here by Egaladeist
    http://terraserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx
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    Just took a boo at yours...definitely not the same site.
    There she blows! I was about to say. www.TerraFly.com was a good free site even MapQuest had good colored satellite photo nav. After 911 all free went to ****.

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