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Have you found an interesting site on Google Earth? Why not post it here? Give the location so we can take a look too. The more exact the location, the better it can be found by others. You can give the address or Long/Lat.

Some locations are in very high resolution. Others are blurry, especially if they are rural or really out of the way. There are many layers you can add when you're looking, such as borders, roads, buildings, hotels.

You can download the program here:

Puzzle contest guidelines: If you want to post a Google Earth pic for the thread to guess, they allow reposting of screen shots but ask that attribution is made, so include the copyright and Google Earth logo, both are at the bottom of their pics. Also give the direction we're looking (I prefer north facing up), altitude of the view, when you will give the answer, general location (country, state, region, etc.) and a hint.
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603Current Google Earth pic of Irma [graphic]Stan29/9/2017
602Thank you. It's quite a challenge to recognize things from the sky. SelectStan-9/2/2017
601i was interested... and i like this thread. i liked the quiz too... but... you elpolvo-9/2/2017
600Well then, you'd have won a contest with no interest. :)Stan-9/1/2017
599that's what i was going to say. ;-)elpolvo-9/1/2017
598No takers? JFK airport NYC.Stan-8/31/2017
597Haven't done these in a while, but guess this airport. Hint - east of the MiStan-8/24/2017
596 You never know if you'll find something like this using GE. Late last yearStan-2/11/2017
595Watching Chongqing do that in 30 years is scary, but Wiki has it at #12th largesStan-12/6/2016
594Watch 7 Cities Just Spring Up From Nowhere and Sprawl Like Mad Decades of expansTimF-12/6/2016
593Most definitely... modern man so typically underestimates the knowledge and skiGROUND ZERO™-11/22/2016
592It goes both ways in my view. I'd like to see how - and why - they built cerStan-11/22/2016
591Thanks... yes, exactly... and also, go back in time and try to explain email tGROUND ZERO™-11/22/2016
590GZ, Good work. Thanks for the tip. re, 3D flying - What's that advert? &quStan-11/22/2016
589Okay, I did some tinkering around with the Pro GE and I found a way to get 3D inGROUND ZERO™-11/22/2016
588Good question... Pro has lots of additional features including 3D, but the 3D dGROUND ZERO™-11/20/2016
587What's up with Google that they'd remove a feature from their pro versioStan-11/20/2016
586Okay, I installed regular GE and kept the pro GE... the flight simulator works GROUND ZERO™-11/20/2016
585No, but I'm thinking of uninstalling the pro and installing the regular and GROUND ZERO™-11/20/2016
584Do you have regular GE to try it out on?Stan-11/19/2016
583Thanks, I saw that site, no help there... I sent them a message, no response..GROUND ZERO™-11/19/2016
582GZ, This goes back a few years, but don't know about Pro in this answer. geStan-11/19/2016
581My 3D function does not work in the flight simulator, and I do have 3D activatedGROUND ZERO™-11/19/2016
580What bridge is this? First Hint: Eastern US. [graphic]Stan-9/23/2016
579Then, you probably more than likely have something akin to writer's cramps..GROUND ZERO™-6/12/2016
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