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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » Google Earth Update

Google Earth Update

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1 Google Earth Update on Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:05 pm

Ornery Bob

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I've had Google Earth installed since it came out and because I recently moved to a new city (Long Beach, CA), I've been using it a lot lately to look for places to fish.

I normally keep my computer's desktop free of icons (trash bin and that's it) so when I sat down this evening and saw a Google Earth icon had appeared, I knew it must have updated. Boy, did it ever.

I have no way of knowing if it did the same for other areas, but the pictures of my part of the world got way more detailed. I'm talking about being able to see underwater structure! Because I have fished these areas from shore, I know that some of what I'm seeing is stands of eel grass and some of it is rocks. I'm amazed.

The whole of the "long beach" just got a lot more interesting. If this is your AO, you won't want to miss this and I'm interested to know if there are any other Google Earth freaks out there that are seeing the same thing in their areas.

2 Re: Google Earth Update on Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:04 pm

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Dude I will be checking it out thanks for the info.


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3 Re: Google Earth Update on Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:31 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I've had Google Earth installed since it came out and because I recently moved to a new city (Long Beach, CA), I've been using it a lot lately to look for places to fish.

I normally keep my computer's desktop free of icons (trash bin and that's it) so when I sat down this evening and saw a Google Earth icon had appeared, I knew it must have updated. Boy, did it ever.

I have no way of knowing if it did the same for other areas, but the pictures of my part of the world got way more detailed. I'm talking about being able to see underwater structure! Because I have fished these areas from shore, I know that some of what I'm seeing is stands of eel grass and some of it is rocks. I'm amazed.

The whole of the "long beach" just got a lot more interesting. If this is your AO, you won't want to miss this and I'm interested to know if there are any other Google Earth freaks out there that are seeing the same thing in their areas.
Google earth is great lol
But if you wanna save room on your phone the pre-installed Maps app is quite good also.
They've added satellite view and depending on the phone 3D viewing

4 Re: Google Earth Update on Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:42 am

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They've added satellite view and depending on the phone 3D viewing.

This is what I'm talking about. Personally, I've done a fair amount of surf fishing on this beach and with this new update, you can literally stand on the beach, pinpoint your position, and see what's under the water out there in front of you. Google just handed the near shore fishermen a million dollar fish finder.

5 Re: Google Earth Update on Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:01 am

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Google Earth is amazing for sure! I use that when I plot out a fishing trip sometimes to look at the kelp growth or lack there of. There use to be little to no kelp at Pier J and the breakwall and now when you look, there is lettuce packed there all over. I always just take a look when I'm on a busy work day and mind goes back to the sea and peaceful for a few seconds. I also will use it to know where the MPA closures are so I know not to cross into that area. Google Earth is amazing!

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