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  1. #11
    theres this other cool app where you can have a street view. If you click on the little camera button on the spot you want to look at it gives you a full panorama that you can move around and zoom in. It's real pictures too with people and everything. Check out the Steamer Lane street view. It's so sick, surfers just walkin around and it's 3d.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    satellites are cool. I wish I could buy one.
    do i smell a fundraiser a broilin???

  3. #13
    bonersurfs

    P.S. There is rumors floating around of a new version of google earth coming out, that will change and update on a regular basis. Meaning that you could scan the coast of some country one day, and it could be flat, but the next day you could go back, look at the same coastline and it will be huge, because the screenshot updated on a day where the waves were good. And not only will the screenshots update all the time, but the whole world will be mapped in high bandwidth. Meaning there will be no spots where you cannot zoom in all the way.

    If rumors are true, than the $1000 asking price which I have also heard of for the latest version might not be so outlandish. Hell I'm gonna buy it, Im a google earth fiend!!!

    i love me some google, but jeebus say goodbye to your privacy. theyve already opened a door with streetview but this would bloooow it off the hinges knows what i says and means?


    id buy it though
    Last edited by donson; Feb 6, 2009 at 03:54 AM. Reason: big brother is watching

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    ya, there are definitely some privacy issues. But really, im not to sure how valid these "issues" are. I really just cannot think of a scenario where an updated google earth screen shot would screw anyone over. Maybe some hollywood type ****, but thats about all, and most hollywood scenario's are pretty much bull****. Plus your privacy/anonymity are already gone. Cell phones have GPS tracking devices inside of them, so if anyone wanted to know where you were at any time, they could, given you have your cell phone on you.

    I was once rescued out of the backcountry by search and rescue. I had gotten myself stuck down in canyon that I simply could not climb out of. The gulley I was stuck in is also notorious for avalanches, and I was stuck at the bottom of 4 faces that look rather unstable. Needless to say it was pretty frightening. However, Search and Rescue found me because even though my phone was out of service, it was still transmitting a signal. They tracked me and found me fairly quickly.

    So these privacy issues, have already been breached. However, in this case it worked out for my safety.

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    Hey, it's flat, so it's a great time to download the new Google Earth 5.0 and check out Google Oceans. It's a great time killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    satellites are cool. I wish I could buy one.
    you should use the money from advertisers to buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    you should use the money from advertisers to buy one.
    haha. ya, thats a good one.

  8. #18
    Just installed it... lots of fun to play around with, gives descriptions of surfspots around world as well as kitesurf spots, dive spots, migrations of sharks, and different cool things about the ocean.
    If you install it and click on the surfspot you want then you could probably upload your own description of the spot!