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#3439286 - 11/06/13 02:08 PM Who uses Google Earth?
String Music
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I absolutely love Google Earth- especially after discovering I can save the image and mark on it with a different software!
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#3439308 - 11/06/13 02:16 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
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I enter all my GPS points on Google Earth. I hunted one spot last year where the imagery was so sharp I could see the deer trails on the screen in front of me.
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#3439340 - 11/06/13 02:30 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: WMAn]
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Me! Love it! Zoom, rotate, pan, terrain, and it seems to be the most updated.
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#3439357 - 11/06/13 02:37 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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How do you save it and mark it?
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#3439529 - 11/06/13 04:37 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Mr. Hawk]
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I like using it for the 3D view and elevation exaggeration. That's how I found the spot where I got my buck last year.
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#3439961 - 11/07/13 06:56 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: smstone22]
Andy S.
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Always have and always will. It coupled with ArcGIS allows for unlimited capability when I am "scouting from my computer". \:\)
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#3439965 - 11/07/13 06:57 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Boll Weevil]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
....and it seems to be the most updated.
For our area this is true right now, not so much for other parts of the state.
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#3440048 - 11/07/13 07:45 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Andy S.]
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Google earth is a great tool for sure, so is the TN tax assesment maps for identifying property lines (only prob is more and more counties are taking them off-line for some reason).

My topo maps is a great site to build your own topo map as well, a member on here showed me his LBL topo map and it was superb.
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#3440054 - 11/07/13 07:48 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Mr. Hawk]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: Mr. Hawk
How do you save it and mark it?


At the top of the window there is a "Save Image" button.
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#3440133 - 11/07/13 08:23 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
Bayou Buck
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Its way outdated for my farm.
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#3440481 - 11/07/13 10:58 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Just remember with the property site that that is not a legal representation of the boundaries. I have seen it be way off by hundreds of yards, and Ive seen it dead on. Ive also seen it include smaller tracts within larger tracts that arent actually inside a larger tract.
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#3440497 - 11/07/13 11:08 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Just remember with the property site that that is not a legal representation of the boundaries. I have seen it be way off by hundreds of yards, and Ive seen it dead on. Ive also seen it include smaller tracts within larger tracts that arent actually inside a larger tract.


Steven is correct. We just had part of our property surveyed, and a couple of corners on the Tn assessor's map were off by several hundred yards.

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#3440507 - 11/07/13 11:15 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: smstone22]
Mursenary
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Love google earth! Been using it for years. I also use it to give estimates on yards so I dont have to go to their house!
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#3440704 - 11/07/13 01:10 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Mursenary]
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I do awesome tool
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#3441262 - 11/07/13 06:47 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: deerhunter10]
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does google earth do anything that a normal search on google does with the satelite pictures?
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#3441301 - 11/07/13 07:06 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I play on it everyday
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#3441328 - 11/07/13 07:25 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: LA man]
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One of the best tools I use
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#3441336 - 11/07/13 07:29 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: woodchuckc]
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Just remember with the property site that that is not a legal representation of the boundaries. I have seen it be way off by hundreds of yards, and Ive seen it dead on. Ive also seen it include smaller tracts within larger tracts that arent actually inside a larger tract.


Steven is correct. We just had part of our property surveyed, and a couple of corners on the Tn assessor's map were off by several hundred yards.


Well that answers some questions I had about a few pieces of property. Thanks for that info...now Im curious why they are so far off, I honestly thought they would have legal clout.
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#3441387 - 11/07/13 08:02 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: AT Hiker]
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Drag your mouse across Earth and watch for elevation changes at the bottom of the display. You can find rigelines. One you find one, get very particular looking for a bench or saddle.

I knew before I ever walked on the property ridgelines ran west to east and where there was a wide gulley that was a likely path to the adjacent landowners soybean crop.

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#3441662 - 11/08/13 04:21 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: AT Hiker]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Just remember with the property site that that is not a legal representation of the boundaries. I have seen it be way off by hundreds of yards, and Ive seen it dead on. Ive also seen it include smaller tracts within larger tracts that arent actually inside a larger tract.


Steven is correct. We just had part of our property surveyed, and a couple of corners on the Tn assessor's map were off by several hundred yards.


Well that answers some questions I had about a few pieces of property. Thanks for that info...now Im curious why they are so far off, I honestly thought they would have legal clout.


They are just tax maps, tax maps arent representations of boundaries, they are for tax assessment purposes. A deed and survey is the way to know.
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#3441948 - 11/08/13 07:56 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
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I use Google Maps Area Calculator to measure acreage and it's pretty darn accurate. No way it will substitute for a legal survey, but it's good.
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#3445895 - 11/10/13 07:54 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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You can import the USDA topo maps, adjust the transparency and have Google Earth that pans and rotates AND has topographic lines.

I LOVE to play around with that.

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#3446931 - 11/11/13 11:33 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Outdoor Enthusiast]
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor Enthusiast
You can import the USDA topo maps, adjust the transparency and have Google Earth that pans and rotates AND has topographic lines.

I LOVE to play around with that.


That sounds amazing. Care to explain and maybe post a picture?
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#3448725 - 11/12/13 09:49 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
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 Originally Posted By: String Music
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor Enthusiast
You can import the USDA topo maps, adjust the transparency and have Google Earth that pans and rotates AND has topographic lines.

I LOVE to play around with that.


That sounds amazing. Care to explain and maybe post a picture?


x2. Sounds awesome.

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#3450340 - 11/13/13 08:57 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
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Guys, try data.dualmaps.com. I have tried GE and it is out of date by about 3 years in some areas. We had a tornado go through some of our forest land 3-4 years ago and GE still shows standing trees. The maps have the USGS topo as well as Aerial and birds eye and even the ground scan photos. You can have three views up and they follow each other. Ok after going back, I realized I was visiting the USGS site for topo maps. So those maps need to be gotten from them.

Edited by TexasDeer (11/13/13 09:52 AM)
Edit Reason: USGS maps

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#3450988 - 11/13/13 03:47 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
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 Originally Posted By: String Music
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor Enthusiast
You can import the USDA topo maps, adjust the transparency and have Google Earth that pans and rotates AND has topographic lines.

I LOVE to play around with that.


That sounds amazing. Care to explain and maybe post a picture?


Here's an explanation I gave a while ago. Hopefully it makes sense:


I went to the following website:

http://www.gelib.com/usgs-topographic-maps-2.htm

The website has a "Click Here: Download with Google Earth" button. Once I downloaded the maps and opened Google Earth, there was an Option on the left that turned on a grid as shown on the website. Once the grid is activated, locate the area in which you hunt and click on the local town. For instance, I hunt in Smith county and the quad name in which our farm is located is "Carthage". So, I clicked on "Carthage" to "View Map".

The "View Map" feature turns on the USGS map and overlays the landscape. The cool thing is that the paper-looking map follows the contours of the landscape and as you pan the camera from overhead to elevation view you can see the landscape. There is also a slide bar on the left that changes the transparency of the map. This feature is the coolest part to me since it allows you to see the landscape features and teh faint lines of the topo map.

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#3450991 - 11/13/13 03:47 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Outdoor Enthusiast]
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I don't have Google Earth on this PC so I can't capture a screen shot.
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#3454657 - 11/15/13 07:08 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I do.
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#3463393 - 11/20/13 10:05 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Appleman]
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Google just updated the aerial views of the farm I hunt on October 7. You can see food plots and everything. I also scrolled the date back about 15 years ago when it was being logged. You can even see the yarder on one of the ridges. The terrain really pops on that map.
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