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    Is there anyway to increase the cache size beyond 1GB?
    Google Earth will let you set up to a 2GB cache. If you search around in the registry you can find an entry where you can set it to whatever you want. Be careful about that, though. Do at your own risk, no warranties, don't say I didn't warn you, and all that jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    BTW: Nav systems are not just for unknown areas and passenger entertainment. They show you alternate "back-road" routes when you need to get around traffic, the nearest ATM/Gas/Coffee/etc., live traffic data, reported speed-traps, gas prices, etc.
    I would not need it for static information, but the live traffic data part is quite a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by DylanBennett
    Google Earth will let you set up to a 2GB cache. If you search around in the registry you can find an entry where you can set it to whatever you want. Be careful about that, though. Do at your own risk, no warranties, don't say I didn't warn you, and all that jazz.
    Well I will have a look, thanks for telling me btw, I assumed it was not something so easy to mess with. Hopefully I can find it.

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    Wow, I didn't know there was a reg hack. I have been told by my companies CTO that there are legal issues with Google allowing people to cache more than X amount of NavTec's (or whoever's) maps.

    Dylan: How's EB coming? Any new version for us to try out? I need to figure out an easy keystroke-macro to disable the "Fly To View On Refresh" of your KML so that users can zoom out to see a route path, traffic map, etc. without completely disabling your moving icon.

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    Well that worked anyway

    World Wind has a nice feature if you are into TOPO maps which I am, so perhaps I will only need two. BTW you can move the google cache location by doing this
    "Do the following(at your own risk):
    1. Open regedit
    2.Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Earth Plus
    3. Now look for the key 'cachepath' . Double click to edit it.
    4. Simply change the old location of the cache file with the new one(where you want to have the cache. )
    Example : cachepath's value would most probably be something like :
    "C:\documents and... \google\google earth". Replace that by whereever you want the cache file to be, like "C:\program files\google"

    btw registry editing can easily mess things up, if you don't know what you are doing or sometimes even if you think you know what you are doing.

    From now on the cache will be made in this new location. Finally to retain the old cache file, simply copy dbcache.dat and dncache.index from the old to the new location "

    I still wish someone could figure out how to make world wind work b/c the data there is not hidden, but in regular DDS files and anyone could make the data freely available without worries etc. Ah well, it seems nothing ever fufills all your needs by itself

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    World wind is cool and has some advantages over GE, but GE has more consistent maps (WW is better in some areas if you switch to Urban area ortho, but worse in most areas), street overlays, built in Google Local search with driving directions, better bookmarking, etc. (and it is just as open a system as WW. Google encourages people to write plug-ins, overlays, etc just like they do for Google Maps. Well maybe not "just as open", but it is somewhat open).

    WW just doesn't seem as fit for a in-car Nav program (even if the map data is free).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    World wind is cool and has some advantages over GE, but GE has more consistent maps (WW is better in some areas if you switch to Urban area ortho, but worse in most areas), street overlays, built in Google Local search with driving directions, better bookmarking, etc. (and it is just as open a system as WW. Google encourages people to write plug-ins, overlays, etc just like they do for Google Maps. Well maybe not "just as open", but it is somewhat open).

    WW just doesn't seem as fit for a in-car Nav program (even if the map data is free).
    Oh I agree 100%, I was just thinking no one can get in toruble with WW, with GE you never know. And topo maps would be awesome for an offroader. You can also download the cache seperately to just get Topo maps of the whole US for example and then just put them in the cache and you are good to go. It is a more mod friendly system, but you are right it is pretty much useless at the moment unless you want to use topo maps, which btw seem to work fine, but are not pretty.

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    I could sware I've seen topo for GE as well though... and if you tilt GE you can see the 3D topo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    I could sware I've seen topo for GE as well though... and if you tilt GE you can see the 3D topo
    its a checkmark somewere

    check out the grand canyon

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    Great way of using GPS!

    I have a problem with viewing right now though - it automatically zooms out to 7000 ft and when I zoom and change the tilt it won't stay. I can't find any option to change this...anybody know how?
    Anyone else have this problem. I guess I need to mess with the settings some more but I'm getting similar problems. Also, I sometimes get random (high speed) rotations around the current position... often occurs at stop lights. It just seems sort of like a helicopter cam flying about rather than "tracking" like in iG,MM,/FD.

    Can someone share their working settings so I can get this going?

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    You have to change the Tilt/Zoom through nemaGE or Earth-Bridge, you cannot do it using the normal Google Earth controls.

    The spinning thing is probably due to signals from your GPS unit. It is probably reporting the change in heading as you see it. It sounds like a pretty cool feature though...

    Hey Dylan: Can you make EB so that whenever you are stopped (and showing the flag icon), the map slowly rotates clockwise? LOL.

    DiNASTY: Which one of the 2 are you using? Try using the other one .

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