Identify a vehicle on the road on Google Earth.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 09:33 pm:

I have an exercise for you to accomplish on Google Earth. ID a vehicle traveling on the road. If you are not familiar with Google Earth… you’ve got some learning to do.

I love to use the feature of Google Earth where you can scroll down and travel along a road and turn the scene 360°.
If you do not have Google Earth get it free at
http://download.cnet.com/google-earth/ (Dial-up may not do it)
I like to use CNET for downloads when possible because they don’t have a bunch of extras to un-check.
Now the assignment…
This is on a highwy west of Newtown, OH (Greater Cinti.) where I grew up.

In the little search box on Google Earth type in
5352 Batavia Rd, 45244 (you can copy/paste) and click search icon.
Scroll the area down until the roadway is an interactive 360ٖ° roadway scene.
Roll the highway forwards or backwards until you see a yellow antique.
THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH G EARTH MIGHT WANT TO PRINT THIS.

Another interactive mural: http://jonmcnaughton.com/content/ZoomDetailPages/OneNationUnderGod.html Point at each person. The people in the group on the left front are trying to build our nation. The people in the group on the right front are trying to destroy it.

Please read the history underneath the mural.
More murals at http://www.jonmcnaughton.com/

Gene


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 09:42 pm:

That looks like a 31 A Shay replica. Had one with a Ford Pinto chassis... troop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Luke Dahlinger on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 09:43 pm:

Not sure if I'd call it an antique- it's a Shay aka glorified Pinto.

You can also do this using Google Maps, which is how I found it. Since Google maps became more interactive, I've taken Google Earth off my computer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 10:38 pm:

I stumbled onto this on google map last year:



It's an Alaska Airlines 737-900 on takeoff from Reno. It looks to be on top of the buildings, but would be at least 200 feet in the air. The pic was old, as a friend at Alaska said they had dropped jet service to Reno a few years before.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 10:43 pm:

Google Maps is what I may be using and it is labeled Google Earth on my Start menu. I just tried to download Google Maps and ran into all kinds of pop-ups and scary things.
I was too concerned to proceed.
I will stick with the Google Earth... it gives me the road travel and the 360° feature.
Gene


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 11:34 pm:

I caught this picture here near Oceana Naval Air Station.
236
You can see it by searching Google Earth by using
236 n. birdneck rd. 23451 Copy/paste this
*******************************************
Rick's pictue looks like it was over these buildindgs
ricks

Gene


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 01:49 am:

It looks like more wasted bandwidth. Thanks Gene for your "education" Gene.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:40 am:

That plane must really be stealth... didnt even cast a shadow! troop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:02 am:

Troop, interesting point. If you could zoom the picture out to include the shadow of the plane, you could probably use the other shadows to calculate the plane's altitude (leaving aside, of course, that it would be a lot of work to get some totally useless information).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:14 am:

Thanks, Dick. It was probably at about 600 feet.

Note the fuselage shadow on the left wing root.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 04:15 pm:

Rick may be correct. The area of the anomaly is less than ½ from Oceana Naval Air Station and the Jet must be about to land.
jetlanding
Gene


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 10:30 am:

If you haven't taken the opportunity to do the Google Earth search to identify the vehicle on the road, here is a Screen Print picture of the car.
Gene
yellow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Enos Wiseman on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 10:46 am:

Flaps:100%
Seat backs and table trays in an upright position.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 08:58 pm:

the Shay had a gas cap just behind the driver's door.
There were others.
There was one on an International Scout chassis too, I think made in Florida.
Plus, you can buy fiberglass bodies & put on anything.


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