Where in the (Google) earth are you?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mpw, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. mpw Guest

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    #1
    There was a thread a while ago which let people add their location push-pins to a map that I and lots of other members weren't able to take part in 'cause the map wasn't complete.

    With the recent(ish) release of Google Earth (my current favourite time wasting tool(other than MR)) I thought it might be fun to try again with the whole world allowed to join in.

    :confused: EDIT:OK my way doesn't seem to work very well best use a .zip file as 7on in post 8

    If this has already been done, I did search but couldn't find it.
     
  2. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    #2
    Go to the UK and type in BR6 9LY. Near the top of that road (just down from the roundabout) the house with the white car in the drive and the dark car parked outside - that's my house.

    Just up past the roundabout and off to the left is the park I used to play in as a boy and further up from there - the woods.

    Google earth is quite a stunning achievement.

    Qoxiivi
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Type in "Nelson, BC", which is sooooo much nicer than when I used to live at "lu71dd, uk" a couple of years ago! :D
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Sorry, cant figure out where to place the code :eek:
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    #5
    This amazed me today:

     
  6. mpw thread starter Guest

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    #6
    Just make a pushpin in GE right-click and copy then right-click and paste into your post. You can then highlight what you pasted and hit the # button above to wrap it in 'code' tags if you want, or not.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    #7
    OL4 4SG :D
    welcome to the North. my house is just across the road and 2 houses to the right, with the big white caravan on the drive. all those houses (cept ours XD) are semi-detached and next door is a pub! very green round my end. up int' 'thills like.
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    #8
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    <Placemark>
    	<name>My Apartment</name>
    	<LookAt>
    		<longitude>-92.57794906336203</longitude>
    		<latitude>40.19065606791933</latitude>
    		<altitude>0</altitude>
    		<range>525.1506989452301</range>
    		<tilt>4.535081839771758e-11</tilt>
    		<heading>0.0005675120888366418</heading>
    	</LookAt>
    	<styleUrl>root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x307+hicon=0x317</styleUrl>
    	<Point>
    		<coordinates>-92.57836453559636,40.19161389196864,0</coordinates>
    	</Point>
    </Placemark>
    </kml>
    
    how do I view someone's?

    EDIT: Just download the attachment, decompress and then double click.
     

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  9. displaced macrumors 65816

    displaced

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    #9
    Dunno if we've already had this conversation, but....

    *waves!*

    I'm in the BR5 4 area! Wow... you're literally just down the road... I live in Ramsden (it's not as bad as people think it is! Not my bit, at least...)

    I go past you twice a day on the 358 bus :)
     
  10. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    <Placemark>
      <name>runninmac (one of my neighbors)</name>
      <visibility>1</visibility>
      <open>0</open>
      <LookAt>
        <longitude>-85.58484577144763</longitude>
        <latitude>43.08502657103611</latitude>
        <altitude>0</altitude>
        <range>1196.66283880636</range>
        <tilt>-1.079663391525989e-10</tilt>
        <heading>-0.07404847348101488</heading>
      </LookAt>
      <styleUrl>root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x307+hicon=0x317</styleUrl>
      <Point>
        <extrude>0</extrude>
        <tessellate>0</tessellate>
        <coordinates>-85.58817651624148,43.08705808203424,0</coordinates>
      </Point>
    </Placemark>
    </kml>
    I have no idea if this will work. But if so its of my neighbor hood. I dont feel that comfterable giving away my house's exact location online :rolleyes:
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    #11
    Used to live at N6 6LR.

    Some of your UK post codes are ugly.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    Close enough:
    PHP:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    <Document>
        <name>default.kmz</name>
        <Placemark>
            <name>Home Sweet Home</name>
            <open>1</open>
            <description><![CDATA[Google Earth default view.<br>Edit/Snapshot a new view to change your default]]></description>
            <LookAt>
                <longitude>5.309885160223295</longitude>
                <latitude>60.33619312908081</latitude>
                <altitude>0</altitude>
                <range>8313.132251206425</range>
                <tilt>41.1274337925831</tilt>
                <heading>-0.005843923467037513</heading>
            </LookAt>
            <Point>
                <coordinates>-95.2655,38.9594,288.034</coordinates>
            </Point>
        </Placemark>
    </Document>
    </kml>
    ;)
     
  13. deadlygopher macrumors member

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    #13
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    <Placemark>
      <name>deadlygopher's House</name>
      <visibility>1</visibility>
      <open>0</open>
      <LookAt>
        <longitude>-123.0636558567785</longitude>
        <latitude>44.03590745755654</latitude>
        <altitude>0</altitude>
        <range>151.5762075195535</range>
        <tilt>4.488426391505813e-10</tilt>
        <heading>-0.001877742954451418</heading>
      </LookAt>
      <styleUrl>root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x307+hicon=0x317</styleUrl>
      <Point>
        <extrude>0</extrude>
        <tessellate>0</tessellate>
        <coordinates>-123.0636558567785,44.03590745755654,0</coordinates>
      </Point>
    </Placemark>
    </kml>
    
     
  14. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    #14
    Anyone care to explain how you view someones code in google earth? Or how to make it a nice zip file?
     
  15. 7on macrumors 601

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    If you copy the code into textedit then save with an KML extension, a double click should open it in Google Earth. To make a Zip, ctrl-click a pushpin and click save as. I chose a KML file in the dropdown, mainly because a kml file is xml and the kmz is non-human readable.
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #16
    Just type in 63017. Its not my exact house location, but if you type it in and don't zoom, my house is visible.
     
  17. mpw thread starter Guest

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    After a couple of attempts the best I've now found is to right click a pushpin in GE and save it to the the desktop (or wherever) as a .kmz file. Then right click and create an archive .zip file to attach to your post.
     
  18. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Where I grew up. Yes it is in the middle of nowhere.
     

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  19. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    <Placemark>
    	<name>Home</name>
    	<LookAt>
    		<longitude>-72.96236286400347</longitude>
    		<latitude>41.27626195941077</latitude>
    		<altitude>0</altitude>
    		<range>1056.621790505908</range>
    		<tilt>5.691668676234473e-11</tilt>
    		<heading>0.0009800020942421213</heading>
    	</LookAt>
    	<styleUrl>root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x307+hicon=0x317</styleUrl>
    	<Point>
    		<coordinates>-72.96202718105755,41.27827984347346,0</coordinates>
    	</Point>
    </Placemark>
    </kml>
    
     
  20. mpw thread starter Guest

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    OK I know I started this with posted code and that seemed to work from my XP box at work I don't seem to be able to paste the code straight to GE or save to .kml successfully through TextEdit.

    Could we all attach zipped .kmz files or explain how to use the code in OSX, thanks.:)
     
  21. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    #21
    Here I am about 60 miles south west of Chicago, IL
     

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  22. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    #22
    Nice car. ;)
     
  23. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    #23
    yeah the white car in front is mine. it's a 2000 honda civic. it's kinda scary if you think about it... :p
     
  24. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    Wow, you are close. When I've been in London, I sometimes catch the 358 from Orpington station to the crescent of shops (before you reach Green Street Green) and walk home from there.

    Oh, and my sister went to Ramsden Secondary school.
     
  25. Tupring macrumors regular

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    #25
    Is it still there? :rolleyes:
     

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