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#3441948 - 11/08/13 07:56 AM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: String Music]
Boll Weevil
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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]
Outdoor Enthusiast
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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]
String Music
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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 I have tried GE and it is out of date by about 3 years in some areas.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]
Outdoor Enthusiast
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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]
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]
Appleman
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I do.
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#3463393 - 11/20/13 10:05 PM Re: Who uses Google Earth? [Re: Appleman]
infoman jr.
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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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