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Old February 8th 06, 10:53 AM
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Has anyone tried google earth to vie a ski area yet?

I have known about the Sat images of the earth for a while. Back when
microsoft had its terra server up and running and then google got in on the
deal the problem was it was very low resolution images. Just recently Google
earth has added alot of new hi res scans. when I recently went on I noticed
they had the whole of west yorkshire updated. It wasn't long before I
started to look at the ski areas, damn low res but I noticed on the version
of google earth that you download you can tilt the map and view the contours
of the mountain. This is very cool, you can zoom in rotate and almost 'fly'
through the valleys.

Anyhow, I just happened to zoom into andorra and found that it was hires
images. when you zoom in you can see the pistes, lifts and even some people
and if you use your imagination you can even spot the odd mogul field.

if you haven't already got it check it out here
http://earth.google.com/

and then try (copy and paste the following position into the search box)

4231'48.93"N, 127'33.05"E

Truely impressive stuff!!!!

Cheers
Paul


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Old February 8th 06, 11:49 AM
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Paul-S8 wrote:
Has anyone tried google earth to vie a ski area yet?

I have known about the Sat images of the earth for a while. Back when
microsoft had its terra server up and running and then google got in
on the deal the problem was it was very low resolution images. Just
recently Google earth has added alot of new hi res scans. when I
recently went on I noticed they had the whole of west yorkshire
updated. It wasn't long before I started to look at the ski areas,
damn low res but I noticed on the version of google earth that you
download you can tilt the map and view the contours of the mountain.
This is very cool, you can zoom in rotate and almost 'fly' through
the valleys.
Anyhow, I just happened to zoom into andorra and found that it was
hires images. when you zoom in you can see the pistes, lifts and even
some people and if you use your imagination you can even spot the odd
mogul field.
if you haven't already got it check it out here
http://earth.google.com/

and then try (copy and paste the following position into the search
box)
4231'48.93"N, 127'33.05"E

Truely impressive stuff!!!!

Cheers
Paul


I've never thought of using it for ski resorts! Really cool when you change
the viewing angle!!


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Old February 8th 06, 12:29 PM
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"Paul-S8" wrote in message
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Has anyone tried google earth to vie a ski area yet?


I carry a Garmin GPS with me while skiing. Amongst other things it records a
daily "track" of where I've been. On returning home I can upload these
tracks into Mapsource (a program that manages Garmin maps, waypoints, tracks
etc.) and view the tracks on a map. With the latest Mapsource there is an
option to "View in Google Earth" which launches GE then displays the tracks
in the appropriate place. You can then use GE to replay the tracks as a
"fly-by". Its quite neat although all of my tracks are in the French Alps
which are still very low resolution, and the GE images were taken in the
summer so there's not much snow about either. You get a pretty accurate idea
of the terrain though, especially if you exaggerate it a little in the
Options page (multiply by about 1.5 looks quite good).

The Andorra images look really great!

Walter


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Old February 8th 06, 12:56 PM
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"Walter Wright" wrote in message
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"Paul-S8" wrote in message
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Has anyone tried google earth to vie a ski area yet?


I carry a Garmin GPS with me while skiing. Amongst other things it records
a daily "track" of where I've been. On returning home I can upload these
tracks into Mapsource (a program that manages Garmin maps, waypoints,
tracks etc.) and view the tracks on a map. With the latest Mapsource there
is an option to "View in Google Earth" which launches GE then displays the
tracks in the appropriate place. You can then use GE to replay the tracks
as a "fly-by". Its quite neat although all of my tracks are in the French
Alps which are still very low resolution, and the GE images were taken in
the summer so there's not much snow about either. You get a pretty
accurate idea of the terrain though, especially if you exaggerate it a
little in the Options page (multiply by about 1.5 looks quite good).

The Andorra images look really great!

Walter


Wow, just wow, I didn't think it could get much better.

I have a garmin but won't be using it this year as I am trying the skido
think for my smartphone but I am hoping that I can do something with the
track data along the same lines. I think I will even suggest it to the skido
developers!!!!

Paul


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Old February 9th 06, 06:19 AM
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Wow, just wow, I didn't think it could get much better.

I have a garmin but won't be using it this year as I am trying the skido
think for my smartphone but I am hoping that I can do something with the
track data along the same lines. I think I will even suggest it to the skido
developers!!!!


Interesting, which Garmin do you have?

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Old February 8th 06, 01:20 PM
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Walter Wright wrote:
The Andorra images look really great!


There's also some hires imaging for the Turin Olympic resorts
(Sestriere, Bardonecchia, etc.) that looks to have been added fairly
recently (and hastily - there's a narrow missing strip close to Cesana,
and a rather overexposed frame around Claviere).

John.

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Old February 8th 06, 09:59 PM
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Does this mean you can avoid paying the $20 for Google Earth Plus?

The 3D view allows you to get a good idea of ho the Ski resorts relate
to one another and how the mountain paths (for summer walks) can be
used. For example it is very straightforward to see the off piste route
from Tignes to Champagny.

I have been unable to work out how to take tracks traced on Google Earth
and import them into a GPS receiver as waypoints etc.

Though it uses map data as opposed to remote sensed data, IGN in France
does digital maps that link to GPS (these are georectified scanned
copies of the 1:25000 maps). The British company, memory map, claims to
offer similar; plus 3D fly thoughs and higher resolution aerial
photography in its premier edition. I have not tested the Alps version,
but I like the one for the UK, especially the cross section profiles and
the ability to see how much 'vertical' you have done in a day.

If anyone has some more experience of this software for skiing I would
like to read about it.


John


Walter Wright wrote:
"Paul-S8" wrote in message
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Has anyone tried google earth to vie a ski area yet?



I carry a Garmin GPS with me while skiing. Amongst other things it records a
daily "track" of where I've been. On returning home I can upload these
tracks into Mapsource (a program that manages Garmin maps, waypoints, tracks
etc.) and view the tracks on a map. With the latest Mapsource there is an
option to "View in Google Earth" which launches GE then displays the tracks
in the appropriate place. You can then use GE to replay the tracks as a
"fly-by". Its quite neat although all of my tracks are in the French Alps
which are still very low resolution, and the GE images were taken in the
summer so there's not much snow about either. You get a pretty accurate idea
of the terrain though, especially if you exaggerate it a little in the
Options page (multiply by about 1.5 looks quite good).

The Andorra images look really great!

Walter


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Old February 10th 06, 03:16 PM
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Second go - Here's Flaine -

460'19.62"N 641'13.71"E

JF

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Old November 7th 14, 07:55 PM
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Hi, please, does anybody know where is this ski resort ? I got the picture from the website below, but I don't believe it is Innsbruck.

http://blog.autoeurope.ca/winter/top...i-destinations
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