Cool Things on Google Earth

I admit it. I'm hooked.

I'm hooked on virtual traveling with Google Earth. This week's Hub Mob Topic gave me just the opportunity to share my hobby with you again by giving you more cool things to see or experience for yourself on Google Earth.

I could spend hours picking out places to visit and zooming in to see all the intricacies of each city. My first hub about Google Earth has been very popular here at HubPages. Another hub about Crop Circles seen on Google Earth is popular as well. I have since written at least a half dozen Google Earth hubs that you can find in the links below. If you like this one, you'll love them as well.

I was first introduced to Google Earth by my husband while he was still living in England before we were married. We would talk on Skype and each look up the same location on Google Earth. It was like we were experiencing and visiting the same place at the same time even though we were miles apart. It was a magical experience visiting the pyramids and Niagara Falls together.

Now, I sit and look up places I've never seen, zoom in, and wander around. It is such a great way to visit places without leaving the comfort of your chair. It's easy to download and is very user-friendly. You simply type in the location you want to see and the globe spins and zooms right to the location you've chosen. You can then easily maneuver around zooming in further. There are 3d options and millions of photographs to click on.


How amazing is this? You can see this, and more, on Google Earth!
How amazing is this? You can see this, and more, on Google Earth!

Just a Few of the Places You Must See

"Places" and "Ships"-Online Games Utilizing Google Earth

PlanetInAction.com has developed a couple games that utilize Google Earth.

"Places" is a next generation 3D postcard that you create and send to friends. It has other applications as well. Click on the link above to learn more about this new cool tool.

"Ships" is a free simulation game which leverages the browser-based Google Earth plugin as the primary graphics engine. This game lets you steer the ship's helm ships of all types such as cargo and containers ships, barges and even cruise ships like the Queen Mary 2 (QM2). The game is in 3D and the entire planet is your playground. There are sound effects, physical modeling, and realistic visual effects.

Other Uses for Google Earth Besides Traveling

Although my hobby is virtual traveling on Google Earth, you can utilize it for other things such as:

  • Getting a feel for the layout of somewhere you have to go for a job interview
  • Locating houses or apartments that you'd like to rent
  • Determining areas you'd like to work or live
  • Visiting places you used to live (old girlfriends/boyfriends' houses)
  • Seeing how things have changed since you left your hometown
  • See the proximity of lakes, rivers, etc. to where you want to live
  • Locate boat ramps to your favorite lakes, rivers, etc.
  • Locate beaches and pools
  • Determine best routes to tricky locations such as ballgames, large stadium venues.
  • Learn more about world geography
  • Locate towns you're not familiar with
  • Use it as a study aid for history lessons

 

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Candie V profile image

Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

LOL "click here to see Bill Gates' house" I can drive 15 minutes and see it in person.. it's huge but blends in well and the technology is over the top. At night if you go by on a boat you can see them swimming in their indoor pool!! Tee hee! This is such a fun hub!! Thanks KCC, I'm tired of look at Bill's house, can I look at yours?


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

I am going to Google Earth now, this is so cool. Great Great

dori


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You live 15 minutes from Bill Gates, Candie?  Wow....I'm impressed.  But, why are you boating by his house at night peeking in his windows watching him swim? 

Fortunerep-you'll love Google Earth, I promise!  Be sure to click on the other two hubs I mention at the top of this one.  I have lots more links there.  I'm hoping I haven't duplicated anything, but it's been awhile since I wrote the other two.  The things you can see are incredible!  Be sure to report back and let me know how you enjoyed it!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

haha now I can come to America!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Indeed you can, Hawkesdream! And without the 10 hr flight! You can be here in seconds! Come on over!


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

The street view is amazing too. Lots of people inadvertently got "snapped" for posterity! One English village drove the camera cars out!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

That's funny Gypsy Willow!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Wow! Thanks KCC for all the info. I am definitely going to Google Earth. Can hardly wait!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You'll have tons of fun, alekhouse! I'd love to hear about all the places you go!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

KCC - You would have to see what they wear when they swim to appreciate the view!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL......I have all sorts of images running around in my head, Candie! You are quite the mischievious one, aren't you?! I think we should all come to your place and let you take us in a boat at night by Bill's house so we ALL can see! Got any pics? They could be worth something! LOL


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina

KCC, I LOVE google earth! Especially for checking out directions - much better than just mapquest for figuring out where I need to go. I'll be back to finish watching these videos--I don't get to play as much as I'd like since I can't install google earth on my work computer :-)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

That's it Dineane! It's like mapquest come alive. It's not just someone's drawing of how things are laid out. You can actually see where everything is (providing trees don't obstruct the view).


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Wow this is fantastic. I'm going to check this out. Thanks KCC!:)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Dayzeebee, hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Google are taking over the world aren't they?. It is not always up to date though. Our road still showed our temporary homes, caravans, six months after they had gone. I do love the Grand Canyon etc side of it. Great hub.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Ethel. Yes, they are constantly updating it. It takes time to rephotograph the whole earth though. I cannot even see my area as the whole square is blurry. Some spots are crystal clear and you can make out people, but then some are like mine where they are a big blurr. We think some of our area's problem is the close proximity we were to ex-President Bush's house while he was in office. Now that he's gone, we're hoping they will update us.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Cool, I need to try it :)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Princessa! It definitely a fun toy! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

Great hub - and it is indeed an amazing bit of kit.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks LG! It's a great toy for all ages!


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Excuse me while I download Google Earth. Thanks for a great hub!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You'll never be the same, William! There are so many things to see! Glad you enjoyed it!


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Jeniferr 7 years ago from United States

Wow, that was great. I clicked on the list of amusement parts and the photograph of Sea World showed Shamu in mid jump over the water!

I must say some of the images were very insightful. I was skeptical of this but now I'd have to say you've got me interested!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Jeniferr!  I had no idea how crystal clear some of the images were until I started playing around with it.  It's fun to see all sorts of things you'd never imagine being able to see any other way.  Download it, and have fun with it!


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euro-pen 7 years ago from Europe

Interesting read. I have to admit that I am a late adoptor of google earth (which is a shame because I am a trained geographer). But it is definitely a very potent tool. I am sure there will be a lot of innovations/new tools around google earth in the years to come.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

I agree, Euro-pen! I think we are sitting at the edge of something really big as they discover new and innovative ways to utilize the current system. The future looks bright from here! Thanks for stopping by!


Graham Rankin 7 years ago

I use integrated Google Maps, the free version of Earth, in my website. I wanted to bring alive the idea of the country of origin of consumer goods.

What's interesting to me is that we can use this technology free for our own purposes. Imagine having to buy in this capability even ten years ago. You'd have needed a lot of investment!


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stuart747 7 years ago from Colchester, Essex, UK

good hub, i have enjoyed google earth as well, it is very addictive


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

It's crazy, isn't it Graham? It's amazing how all this technology and fun is FREE! And you're right, years ago it would have been too costly for the average user to buy something that would do a 1/10th of what Google Earth does for free today. Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks Stuart! You're addicted too, huh? :) Thanks for stopping by!


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Camping Dan 7 years ago

Google Earth is a fun hobby. I use it all the time to plan out my next camping or climbing trip.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Camping Dan, that is a WONDERFUL use for Google Earth! Thank you for adding that comment! It's a great way to get a lay of the land in case you get lost later too. Perhaps you'll recognize things having seen them first on Google Earth.


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Gretchel85 7 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing this...I've been sitting too long just looking at the youtube videos you posted, I have to try this for myself.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Oh Gretchel! You'll have a blast! You'll get hooked on seeing the Earth spin around as you flitter from one side of the world to the other! Thanks for stopping by!


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

This is our bar in Villajoyosa Spain there is a photo to click on thought you might like to drop in for a drink if you are passing

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll...

the photo was taken in the winter


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Awesome, Maggs! Thanks for sharing!


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

I had to go to google map so I could get the co-ordinates but then when I just followed this link I couldn't find the photo I found it when I was just looking at the sat picture the bar (photo named the same) by the way is La Tasca


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Valerie F 7 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

I've made use of Google Earth and Google maps to do research for projects I've been writing. Say a part of my story is set in Antwerp, Honolulu, or Bangkok. Having neither the time nor money to actually go there as of yet, I still have a way to at least see what these cities look like so I can write about them convincingly and even provide visual reference for my artist.


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ColoradoMathguy 7 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

Great Hub. I always forget about this web-application when I am planning lessons. I will remember it and use it in future lectures. Thanks!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Great idea, Valerie! That's an excellent tip for writers! They can research the areas they want to include in their stories.

Glad I could jog a memory, ColoradoMathGuy! Your students will love the visual assistance this tool will give to your assignments.

Thanks to you both for stopping by!


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jonwenberg 7 years ago

really love your videos, thanks.


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anime_nanet 7 years ago from Portugal

Quite interesting! I never knew you could see things with so much detail with GE!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks jonwenberg! Obviously, the videos were compiled by others on YouTube, I'm just sharing their findings. Glad you enjoyed them. I love them!

Thanks anime_nanet! This is just a tip of the fun you can have on Google Earth. I have some others hubs in the works for more Google Earth fun!


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Lilian Schaler 7 years ago

Thanks a lot!!! A very excellent TIP and a super Hub.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Lilian! I've actually published 3 new Google Earth related hubs in the last day or two. One is a general hub, one about NASCAR, and one about baseball stadiums.


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ecoggins 7 years ago from Corona, California

Wow! Fantastic Hub! I think I might get hooked on Google Earth as well. I wonder if it has any shots of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Ecoggins! I just zoomed into Angkor Wat in Cambodia and found a large square of trees. So, it's there. Download it and enjoy!


hubpageswriter 7 years ago

I'm gonna have to try Google Earth soon. Seems interesting.. thanks for sharing


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Hubpageswriter, I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed learning about Google Earth. Give it a try, you'll be hooked too!


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Mardi 7 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

Oh man, another thing to distract me from work! LOL, like I need another. Thanks KCC, great article!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Mardi! Yeah, it's highly addictive, but in a good educational sort of way...LOL


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Chris1|Chris2 7 years ago from Los Angeles

GoogleEarth is the bomb! I first heard about it in high school and have since turned my family onto it. Great hub, btw, very informative!

GoogleEarth-ing is also feels so great because it's a way to travel across the globe without spending a penny in this crazy economy.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Chris1 and Chris2. I have several other Google Earth hubs I hope you had a chance to view as well. And, you are so right about being able to travel all over the world and not spend a penny! Thanks for stopping by!


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lindagoffigan 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great Hub. I have a friend going to Egypt and now I can follow her without a plane ticket or a boat ride.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Yes you can Lindagoffigan! I enjoyed looking at the pyramids and I was certainly surprised how close they are to the city. You have this big desert, but at the edge of the desert is city. Strange. It's awesome!


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pizzalord438 7 years ago

google is so cool bc u can look up some stuff like.....pics,

games, mics for xbox360,and more cool stuff


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Search engines are like that, pizzalord...lol Google Earth is pretty cool too. ;)


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Caleb Gulick 7 years ago from Daytona Beach Fl

Great Hub! I am a huge fan of Google Earth and many are the hours I have wasted on street view, driving down roads I've never heard of, seeing people I'll never meet...reading this has sparked my interest once again! *sigh* so long life, I'll be with Google Earth for a minute.

Great Hub, really!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Caleb! There is so much you can do and see on Google Earth. I have several hubs about it, because one hub just won't hold it all. Glad I rekindled your interest.


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laswi 7 years ago from Sri Lanka

Very interesting hub. Thanks.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you laswi!


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Island Summer 7 years ago from MA

This is quite the comprehensive "infocenter" on Google Earth! It is very informative and helpful. Thanks for all of your hard work ?


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Island Summer.....at the risk of sounding too overly promotional...this is only 1 of about 5-6 hubs I have on Google Earth fun. There is a lot of territory to cover...LOL Thanks for stopping by.


kumaran 7 years ago

fine hub with different view of google earth.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

kumaran, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!


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TheMountainMan 7 years ago from USA

I'm addicted to Google Earth as well. I use it to find out what areas I would like to visit depending on the topography and surrounding area. Its helpful having the b&b's listed and other lodging places listed on it as well.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

That's a great way to use it, Mountain Man! Thanks for stopping by.


V.C 7 years ago

Yeah, I love Google and everything made by Google.

Their tools are incredible!!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

And isn't awesome that they are for free, too, VC!? Thanks for stopping by!


shakhawat hossain 7 years ago

nice video and hub


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Shakhawat!


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LVM 7 years ago

It's also one of my hobbies...


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by LVM.


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MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

I've been using Google Earth Since Keyhole software made it's first free version. So many people don't even know about it. I use it when I want to plan a vacation. The flyovers are awesome.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Hi MikeNV! Sounds like YOU should be the one writing a hub about it! It is a fantastic tool for so many things. Thanks for stopping by!


Opinion Duck 7 years ago

KCC

What version of Google Earth are you using now?

The dates that the satellite shots are taken is different, mostly old. So I am not sure about the validity of the Bills Gates house peek.

There are features such as street views that are on the ground photos, from all across the country.

There is a flight simulation using the Google Earh base.

Is there more that I am missing?

BTW, what constitutes a high hub score such as yours?

Thanks


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fyxer 7 years ago from mt vernon

great hub--i love google earth--i put in my address and look and identify my car and other neighbours car park outside,quite amazing


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Chris Crow 7 years ago

"Virtual traveling" - that's a great phrase. And a lot less expensive than actually traveling to the hawaiian islands--I feel like I just went on a mini-vacation. Nice hobby!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Hi Opinion Duck....I'm not sure which version I have, but I'm fairly certain it's the latest version. I've only had this computer a year and I downloaded it after that. There are tons of features I haven't even explored myself. So much to see and do and so little time. Regarding, the score on this hub......if I knew the answer to that, I'd make sure I had 200 hubs just like it. :)

Fyxer: Thanks! Isn't it cool when you find stuff you recognize? The possibilities are endless.

Chris Crow: You can now take mini-vacations anytime you want! Pick a new place to see every day!

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


landthatilove11@yahoo.com 7 years ago

You got me started. I have known about Google Earth for quite some time now but for some reason it seemed to be a lot of hassle. My question to you is how often will it refresh? Are the pictures static or can you tell if someone parks in a driveway or how many horses are in a pasture now and then in ten minutes?


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jimcassa 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

When are they coming up with Google Mars?


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Landthatilove: It's not streaming live. They are satellite photos and then the street views are taken by a team of people that go around taking photos. I think most would find live streaming a bit intrusive.

Jimcassa: Google Mars is out now. I have a hub about it.


garyratz 7 years ago

Wow enjoyed your strange videos there. There are some strange things happening on this planet hahaha. Great stuff


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Garyratz: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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Andrew0208 7 years ago from Zion

Google Earth, Google Mars. Google is actually beating several imaginations. They're doing great. Thanks for sharing.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by Andrew! Makes you wonder what they'll come out with next, huh?


Amit Choubey 7 years ago

i have been aDdicted to google earth s


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

We all are, Amit!


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KyonSOS23 7 years ago from Nabon

I amazing , dote , fascinated with google and your hub.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it Kyon!


Michelle Long 7 years ago

Hi KCC...that's lots of fun....and that's how life should be..:)...i can imagine now i step on US haha.....thanks for producing such a great hub!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you so much Michelle! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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Flowerfeeder 7 years ago

Many an hour I've spent on Google Earth...


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Me too, Flowerfeeder! If we only had a nickel for each of those hours, huh? LOL


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zyfwm 7 years ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it !


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL....thanks, zyfwm!


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Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Wow, what a wonderfully informative hub!!! I use it to get directions and up til now that has been it...now that I know what all else I can do with it, I am going to have fun!!

Thank you for sharing and I am glad I found it!!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks kisszzi!

Hopefully, you got to check out my other related hubs, wealthmadehealthy! There is sooooo much more you can do with Google Earth!

Thanks for stopping by!


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BJC 7 years ago from Florida

Google Earth is way too much fun!! Great hub - thanks!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks BJC! Glad you enjoyed it~!


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thelostsymbol 7 years ago

Nice. I just went to Rome :)


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netsurfer 7 years ago from Bulgaria

Great hub,keep up the good work.


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Vizey 7 years ago

Google earth software is the best software to find any location in the whole world. previously these kind of info was only available with Government dept only.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

thelostsymbol: Rome? Wow...how fun! Where are you going next?

Netsurfer: Thanks!

Bobluisusa: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Vizey: It is an amazing piece of software, isn't it?

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!


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Steve R McDowell 7 years ago from Atlanta

I've looked at Google Earth before, but never really dived into it. I had been mostly satisfied with Google Maps and the roadside view, but Google Earth obviously has much more functionality. I am intrigued ^_^


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

There's a whole world you've been missing out on Steve! Dive in! You'll be hooked!


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askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Interesting Hub.......

Thank you!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You're welcome, askjanbrass! Thank you!


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mikerenalds 7 years ago from Washington

Thanks for sharing... I thought google earth was just google maps but now maybe I'll go download google earth and give it a try.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Please do, Mikerenalds! You'll have a blast playing around with it. It is so much more than just maps nowadays! Thanks for stopping by!


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wangshanying 7 years ago from china

You are a number one.

I learned a lot of things.

thank you


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Awwww..thank you wangshanying! Glad I could help.


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olga-kay 7 years ago

Google Earth is amazing! I like to use it after a walk or a hike to plot how far I went.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

That's a great use for it, Olga-kay! Thanks for sharing!


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tudsanee 7 years ago

Very interesting hub. Thanks.


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Robert Casterline 7 years ago from Aspen, Colorado

Good stuff...thanks for the info


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you so much Tudsanee and Robert!


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HarperSmith 7 years ago

Really cool hub. I'm going to go check Google Earth out. Thanks.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you HarperSmith! We'll see you in a couple of hours then! LOL It's so much fun, you won't want to stop!


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Gift Experts 7 years ago

Google Earth is really neat. I recently used it to find a store. That was to cool. Thanks for this Hub.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks, Gift Experts! It comes in very handy for all sorts of things.


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Ambition398 7 years ago

Google Earth is pretty cool but guess there alot more to it than I thought, so I'm going to go check it out. Thanks


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

There are tons of things you can do with it now, Ambition! You just have to get in there and play with it! Have fun!


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wnelson 7 years ago

Great idea! I will spend some time playing with it now. Thanks!!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks, Wnelson! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


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facebookchat 7 years ago from Shanghai, China

I love that white horse on Google Earth! It's amazing. Thanks for this hub - I feel like I've been on holiday after visiting half of these places!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

That's one of my favorite features, facebookchat; that ability to visit places and FEEL like you've actually been there even though you never left your desk. It's a great way to see the world. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed 'the ride'.


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yagzud 7 years ago from Casablanca, Morocco

I actually only initially visited to see how to create and manages a successful hub, but I can understand now how one can get hooked on google earth. I never thought of it this way, quite exciting I must say.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Well, I'm flattered, Yagzud. I don't know that I consider this my best hub, but it is certainly a popular hub and for that I am grateful. Google Earth is a great free product that we all can have a lot of fun with. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!


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EWealthGuide 7 years ago from Vancouver

Great info! I have actually done 'Google Earth Traveling' before. So much fun, and a lot cheaper then traveling!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Way cheaper and way more convenient! Thanks for stopping by EWealthGuide!


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EWealthGuide 7 years ago from Vancouver

Way more convenient too, yes you're right. Faster too, nothing like going to a city across the world in less then ten seconds! Good work KCC Big Country


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you so much, EWealthGuide!


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travel_man1971 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

As if you're becoming godlike, just controlling your computer's mouse and you can go anywhere in the world and seeing mysterious features of the Earth! Thanks for this great hub, KCC Big Country! I really enjoy goggling the Earth, too.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you, Travelman. It is rather godlike to be cruising around seeing it all. :) I'm glad you enjoy it too! I think the only ones who aren't are the ones who haven't yet tried it.


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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

Hey, KCC, great hub and right up my alley!!! Thanks!


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you, Paradise7! If you have a chance, I have probably 5-6 other Google Earth hubs you can check out for more fun!


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R P Chapman 7 years ago from England

Fantastic hub showing that there's lots more to Google Earth than meets the eye, and certainly lots more than I ever knew about. Thanks for writing this.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you RP Chapman! There is even more to it than I've written about. I have another hub in the works to be released this next week.


summerplace 7 years ago

cool i am also interested in computers and do enjoy google earth.... though most of the time im just trying to hack it (i do that a lot) i still enjoy it very much. the graphics are descent but the only thing i noticed (and you may have noticed) is that when you zoom into a building or the ground it flattens the entire surface showing a bad picture.... when better technology comes out i hope that google will make it so that when u zoom into ground level the buildings and the things around it come out of the ground into a 3-D affect.....


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

You have to make sure you have the latest version and have all the right options turned on. Things like that have improved greatly. Thanks for stopping by.


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tudsanee 7 years ago

So good.

thank.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Aww..thank you so much tusanee!


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jimmyred 7 years ago from Brisbane

Haha you must have a lot of time on your hands. I'm not going to deny it though, google earth is addictive


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas Author

Not really....I work full-time, write full-time, cook, clean, etc.....oh wait...it's because I'm super-woman!


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Camping Toilets 6 years ago from Somwhere Out There

Need to check this one out...great info!!!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Misstikal and Camping Toilets!


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ABTEODORO 6 years ago

Nice article!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you very much ABTEODORO!


peacenhim 6 years ago

Extremely fascinating. Great Work!!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Peacenhim!


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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Great Hub KCC, I am pretty new to Google Earth, but have just introduced my Step Father to it so that he could check out a town called Grenville in Grenada as research for a book he is writing. it is pretty amazing how it works I have to say.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Mistyhorizon. There is so much to see on Google Earth. It's absolutely amazing to see this big world we live in.


Jimmy 6 years ago

Awesome list. Cheers. Some of the things you can see are hilarious


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Jimmy, I agree!


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bojanglesk8 6 years ago

Great hub. Kudos.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you bojanglesk8!


BookFlame 6 years ago

I actually deleted google earth cuz it was taking up so much memory. But the picture of those elephants has made me reconsider. Yet if I start getting serious with it, I'm afraid I won't get any work done and I'll "starve."


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

There are some places where you can see other animals and even people. It's amazing. I'm like you, if I get too involved in it, I won't get anything else done. Thanks for stopping by BookFlame.


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chafiq555 6 years ago from Gatlinburg

I am amazed by the quality of the photos that google earth is providing now. It didn't use to be that clear. Great Hub


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks chafig555.


Alba 6 years ago

Google Earth is amazing - maybe we could read foreign newspapers.... Is this possible yet?


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

the street views are great


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

I like the streetviews, but I like the stuff you can't see from the street better. :) Thanks for stopping by Opinion Duck!


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada

I never really knew just how good Google Earth was. The clarity is great.

Your hub is now part of my blog

Cheers

Dale


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

It's a great tool, Dale. Thank you so much for including me in your blog!


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RealEstateHelper 6 years ago

Great hub and nice videos. I never knew that Google Earth could be so good. Thanks.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

RealEstateHelper, glad you enjoyed it and learned a little bit more about what Google Earth has to offer.


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Wow. This is really cool! Very interesting.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you Lovelypaper, glad you enjoyed it.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, wow I didn't realise it would be that good. i have got to go try it myself. Thanks for the info. cheers nell


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

You'll have a blast, Nell Rose! Thanks for stopping by!


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garcilazoand 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great article! I love google earth, it's perhaps one of the coolest things on the web today!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Garcilazoand! It is pretty darn cool, isn't it? I love playing on Google Earth.


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Ian Stinson 6 years ago

I love Google Earth, too! And Google Maps (for the super cool street view function AND its practicality, of course). It's amazing how technology has changed our world...


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thunderltd2 6 years ago

Animals and earth have always inspired me and gave me hope and peace when they smile.i dont know how earth is earth without animals.To me animals are as loyal as a person or even more like my best friend loxlee and momo.(my toodogs)


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Ian and Thunderltd2!


gregg 6 years ago

hey where can u find a site with the locations of the amazing stuff on g-earth


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retirementvillage 6 years ago from Philippines

This is cool man! I like your hub its very interesting!


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blackhatworld 6 years ago from Belize

this was amazing! thank you for the share. good luck.


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googlesandroids 6 years ago from USA

I love it!Google earth is turning into addiction for me!Thanks for sharing man!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by folks! I'm glad to be able to share some of the cool stuff there is to see. Be sure to check out my other related hubs, lots more videos too!


Cindy Brayer 6 years ago

Wow! I had no idea Google Earth could offer so many interesting features. I'll be sure to share this with my husband. Great article!!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you so much Cindy! You'll be hooked too! Be sure to check out my other articles that have more videos and links to much more stuff.


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solar.power 6 years ago from Brisbane

Im getting on google earth now to have a play! I wanna see some elephants now. Which african country is best to see elephants?


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thehands 6 years ago

I love google earth. I used to do the same thing all the time, and with google street view. I'd visit all the places I wish I could be in person. Haha.


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Mike Withrow 6 years ago from Tyler, Texas

Thanks for the great links, like planetinaction.com.

Google Earth really is awesome; I love to fly over the Hawaiian Islands with all of it's varied geography.

It's really a great way to virtually travel the world.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you've enjoyed your virtual travel tours!


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pcdriverupdate 6 years ago from VA

This is really cool and great info :)


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thank you very much PCDriverUpdate. I have about 10 similar, but different, Google Earth-related hubs if you'd like to see more.


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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

Going to the top of the Empire State building is number one on my list.


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tritrain 5 years ago from United States

I like to spy on my neighbors from above.

In fact, I'm probably watching you right now. Muauhauahahaha!


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Better Yourself 5 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub.I like using google earth to visit places I haven't been to.


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KCC Big Country 5 years ago from Central Texas Author

Me toooooooo Better Yourself!


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ANN L. 5 years ago

outstanding service.


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KCC Big Country 5 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks Ann and Bill!


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TNk leathers 5 years ago from UK

hey that's amazing just looks like we are 10 meters above the animals it's cool =D


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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

I love Google Earth! Its very addicting. Thanks for the list of places to look at. The first time I found Google Earth I think I looked up the Grand Canyon too! Great Hub!


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Noemi Beres 5 years ago from Cyprus

I agree, it's pretty addictive. You have to be really careful because you might end up sitting in front of your computer and watching these beautiful pictures. However I love doing it:D


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KCC Big Country 5 years ago from Central Texas Author

Hi, Noemi, I could spend an afternoon going all over the place. It's a great wintertime activity.


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RalphGreene 5 years ago

This is great for having tour. Great hub!


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HikeGuy 4 years ago from Northern California Coast

Thanks for this! Now I need to spend more time on Google Earth. Loved the elephant pic!


michael 4 years ago

i like google earth

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