Does anybody else love Google Earth?

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It's great stuff. Check it out, if you haven't. Even the free version is extremely useful, not to mention entertaining. For PC and Mac (OS 10.4 and up, I think). Google Earth
 
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Yep, I can see my parent's house and driveway on it. Can sort of see my street. Can definitely see my place of work..both of them, although the pics are old.
 
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Originally posted by simple_gifts: I think I can see Pablo's rock.
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Originally posted by Master ACiD: funny last time i tried area 51 it wouldnt pull it up. now it works.
Your clearance must have been approved [Big Grin]
 

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Funny, commercial aircraft may not fly directly over Groom Lake, because someone might glance down from 30,000 feet, but you can get a pretty detailed view on Google Earth.
 
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Originally posted by Master ACiD: wonder why "area 51" doesnt work.
It does on mine, lots of detail. Pehaps your BBR security clearance isn't up to date.
 

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Does anybody know an application other than Google Earth that can open a .kmz file? I'd like to save my waypoint data also in a text file.
 
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Moribundman, I think kmz can be opened with WinZip to reveal the real Google Earth file. KmZ is a zipped file.
 

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I tried that, thanks. I get a doc.kml file, but my text editing program shows it pretty much garbled. What Mac application can open a doc.kml file properly?
 
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I think kml is a Google Earth file and cannot be opened with any other program. So there is no Google Earth for Mac? Time to upgrade to a Windows machine [Smile]
 

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Didn't I clearly state I was using Google Earth? [Razz] I am using Google Earth with no issues at all. I just wanted to keep my waypoints in a text file. Copying and pasting hundreds of coordinates is just a little tedious.
 
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