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Google Earth Pro?

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Thot    57

A new icon appeared on my desktop this morning -- Google Earth Pro.  So what does it do plain Jane Google Earth doesn't?

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cachestacker    736

In the Old days, you  needed Pro (when you had to have paid or subscribed) to solve East Texas' Hardest Mystery Cache.  O0   I think it has those features, but I'm not in front of a computer right now that has it and have never had another puzzle that used that to have to try it.  Not that I'm encouraging that kind of thing.  :knuppel2:

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Thot    57

Thanks.   So, it doesn't have much advantage over ordinary GE?

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I don't think the plain vanilla version allows you to draw circles and such, but it's so long since I used the regular version that I'm no longer sure.

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Thot    57

Drawing circles would be useful. If you can do that in the plain version I don't know how.

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Great Birds    33

Pro allows users to following tracks over terrain to preview a path from a fixed height.  It is somewhat useful and I make movies to preview hikes sometimes.  Since it is free, all it takes is a short download and install it to get the extra features.  

There is the web version too.  It is does not have as full of a feature set, but will do some usefull things.  It is expected to improve before the app's service is terminated one day.  

 

https://earth.google.com/web/

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HoustonControl    1,044

Google Earth Pro used to be a paid app, but they made it free a couple of years ago.  Under Tools/Ruler, there are more options for measuring, such as drawing circles and polygons.  Enclose an area in a polygon and it will show you how much area (acreage) is inside of it.  I used that to verify the acreage on our place outside of Fredericksburg.  I believe the ruler function on regular GE just had line and path measure.

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Thot    57
On 8/26/2017 at 2:15 PM, HoustonControl said:

 I believe the ruler function on regular GE just had line and path measure.

That's right.  I just used the circle drawer to determine the zone where a puzzle could be located.

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HoustonControl    1,044
On 8/27/2017 at 5:40 PM, Thot said:

That's right.  I just used the circle drawer to determine the zone where a puzzle could be located.

There is a cool macro in GSAK called GoogleEarthCircles that will draw 528' circles around all the cache locations in a database or filtered database.

http://gsak.net/board/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=216660

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Thot    57

Yes, thanks.  I learned about it when you mentioned it some time ago.  I've used it several times.  But, if you want to understand the two mile radius a given puzzle must be within then you need to draw a circle on GE.

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