# How do you guys explain google earth???

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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« on: February 11, 2007, 09:32:29 AM »
it took VERY long to just get the satellites pictures of everything, and theres no telling how long it would take to rearrange the pictures to make a sphere shaped earth

#### Pyrochimp

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 09:33:48 AM »
Most of those pictures actually are taken from airplanes.
Some people are ****ing stupid! ~ George Carlin

Mathematical proof of the flat Earth:
[{(Diameter of Earth)*(tan[distance from Earth to sun/distance from North pole to equator])}2]/0

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#### Tom Bishop

##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 09:34:04 AM »
Google uses images taken from aircraft.

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#### Tittyluvr

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 09:34:39 AM »
How do you explain the horizon?
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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 09:37:43 AM »
Quote from: "Tom Bishop"
Google uses images taken from aircraft.

ok even more difficult to pull it off

#### Pyrochimp

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 09:39:04 AM »
Quote from: "The Government"
Quote from: "Tom Bishop"
Google uses images taken from aircraft.

ok even more difficult to pull it off

Um no really, they are taken from airplanes.  I'm RE and I won't disupute that.
Some people are ****ing stupid! ~ George Carlin

Mathematical proof of the flat Earth:
[{(Diameter of Earth)*(tan[distance from Earth to sun/distance from North pole to equator])}2]/0

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#### Tittyluvr

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 09:39:18 AM »
Tom Bishop fondles puppies.
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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 10:04:28 AM »
Quote from: "Pyrochimp"
Quote from: "The Government"
Quote from: "Tom Bishop"
Google uses images taken from aircraft.

ok even more difficult to pull it off

Um no really, they are taken from airplanes.  I'm RE and I won't disupute that.

i know that..but im saying its even harder to get all the pictures taken from an airplane and rearrange them to look shperical

#### TheEngineer

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007, 01:02:09 PM »
Quote from: "The Government"
Quote from: "Pyrochimp"
Quote from: "The Government"
Quote from: "Tom Bishop"
Google uses images taken from aircraft.

ok even more difficult to pull it off

Um no really, they are taken from airplanes.  I'm RE and I won't disupute that.

i know that..but im saying its even harder to get all the pictures taken from an airplane and rearrange them to look shperical

Then why do they use them?

"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."
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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007, 01:18:45 PM »

#### TheEngineer

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2007, 01:19:27 PM »
Aircraft photos.  Why do they use them if it is so difficult to project onto a sphere?

"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."
-- Bob Hudson

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#### manta_ray007

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007, 01:21:55 PM »
I think he meant that it would be hard to project them onto a sphere if the Earth was flat.

#### crazyidiot

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2007, 01:23:11 PM »
How would you get aerial photographs of North Korea and the middle of the pacific ocean?

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#### edlloyd

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2007, 01:25:14 PM »
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How would you get aerial photographs of North Korea and the middle of the pacific ocean?

I'm a RE'er and I totally agree on North Korea. The air space...aircraft are not allowed to fly in certain airspace.

But as for the pacific ocean...well just copy and past innit

#### cmdshft

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2007, 01:27:38 PM »
tl;dr

There are two threads covering this topic, please search for them and have this one locked.

#### Masterchef

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007, 02:00:40 PM »
Quote from: "manta_ray007"
I think he meant that it would be hard to project them onto a sphere if the Earth was flat.

No it isn't. All images are rectangular. No matter how complex a 3D object is, all maps and textures that are used on that object will be rectangular.

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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007, 02:09:02 PM »
Quote from: "Masterchief2219"
Quote from: "manta_ray007"
I think he meant that it would be hard to project them onto a sphere if the Earth was flat.

No it isn't. All images are rectangular. No matter how complex a 3D object is, all maps and textures that are used on that object will be rectangular.

exactly, now if the earth is flat and google is in on the "conspiracy", how long and how much money do you think it would take to get ALL those rectangular photos and then compile them onto a sphere to make it appear that the earth is round???

Yall aren't getting what im tryin to say

#### Masterchef

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2007, 02:11:13 PM »
Quote from: "The Government"
exactly, now if the earth is flat and google is in on the "conspiracy", how long and how much money do you think it would take to get ALL those rectangular photos and then compile them onto a sphere to make it appear that the earth is round???

They would have to do the exact same thing with the images regardless of how they got them. So I don't see your point.

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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2007, 02:24:35 PM »
From the FAQ
"Our images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years."

#### Masterchef

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2007, 02:39:58 PM »
Quote from: "The Government"
From the FAQ
"Our images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years."

Yes, but they don't take the images themselves. They get the images from the government, and government funded companies. They have no way of knowing that the images they are using aren't actually taken from satellites.

#### cmdshft

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2007, 07:52:09 PM »
STOP IGNORING ME! :cry:

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#### The Government

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2007, 07:54:58 PM »
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STOP IGNORING ME! :cry:

does it look like i care if theres another thread on this?

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#### Rick_James

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##### How do you guys explain google earth???
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2007, 07:57:01 PM »
Quote from: "The Government"

exactly, now if the earth is flat and google is in on the "conspiracy", how long and how much money do you think it would take to get ALL those rectangular photos and then compile them onto a sphere to make it appear that the earth is round???

Not long, and not much.