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    Google Earth and GPS

    hey i dont know if any1 has checked out google earth yet but its really sweet and detailed...now i suck at programming and stuff but do u guys think its possible to use their imaging and stuff to turn this into a gps system?

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    Ive been spending the last 4 hours playing with google earth as well, but didnt make a new thread because I found older ones out there.

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    Yeah I swore like a month ago I was going to signup for the earth plus membership ($20 a year) and start using the GPS features.. The problem is that the GPS features are pretty slim, it does not appear to be well developed for that sort of thing *yet*.. It is still a Beta..?

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    Plus you have to be connected to the internet.
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    yea the connection part sucks...what im wondering is if any of these masterminds on these forums can somehow mod the google earth software to turn it into an offline, free gps software that works well

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    Some of google earths best strengths IMO are the fact that it is on the internet. There is alot of webcam views and notes left by people on the keyhole forums that appear on the map. Heck there is a webcam not less than a mile from my house that appears on google earth.

    Google maps, now that could be usefull offline (sat view). But thats a pain in the arse to do and google frowns on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdastis
    yea the connection part sucks...what im wondering is if any of these masterminds on these forums can somehow mod the google earth software to turn it into an offline, free gps software that works well
    That would take some serious hard drive space.

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    So each postal code is a DVD and you got alot of DVDs?

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    was it my connection (15mbps fiber optic) or does that program take a huge amount of time to load the different areas...?

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    I drive a eighteen wheeler and I've got into some streets that I wasn't supposed to be on using you maps. where do I get the truck maps?

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