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Google Earth - South Africa - 3rd World ?


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#1 nat

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:03 PM

Hi All

I am trying to find some help or whatever about using Google Earth for South Africa. I don't seem to be able to zoom in at close distance without distortion and nothing "close" is in focus at all. Having looked at the US site, it is obvious that close detailed focus and "street level" is obtainable.

GE, UK is also lacking in zoomed focus. Is it that GE hasn't developed South Africa in detail yet - such as it has for the States.

"Bird's Eye View" is excellent - but I would so love to find out if South Africa will ever have the same detail as the US.

Is there perhaps a forum or site that can shed some light on this??

Many thanks

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:12 PM

There is a Google earth Forum that has a lot of discussions and info... Google Earth Community
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:18 AM

Hey nat,

My girlfriend is from Nairobi Kenya and we have the same problem when viewing there as well. I think it might have something to do with ethnocentrism. Google is a "Western" company and as such, I'm sure it happens without even realizing it, focuses more on Western locations. Also, it could have something to with their clientelle. In other words, since there are more people loging on from the Americas, Europe, and most of the East, then those locations are presented in more detail. If you find out that I'm wrong and can show me how to rectify the situation, please let me know! My girlfriend would loveto show people her home.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:27 PM

Google Earth's mapping strategies depend greatly on what its paying clients ask to have done. So some maps are not very current. Realize updating is a massive undertaking and a lot of data is at various stages of obsolescence.

And there will be some governmental restrictions place on them as to what, how much, and how often items are covered.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

Just for using a word like "obsolescence" you are now my favorite mod ever! Try using conviviality in everyday conversation...Quite taxing! :thumbsup: :flowers:

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