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I was just curious how many other people use this wonderful tool to scout the terrain they ride, like when you see a cool place off in the distance, do you use google earth to find how to get there?
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We Google Earth everything we climb and scout new areas. In fact, our new movie TS7 will have all major chutes logged by Google Earth in terms of vertical climbed, total distance climbed, etc... Nice little tool! Although. . . One climb in particular was measured by GPS (helicopter altimeter) the day of the climb. . . 2460 feet of vertical. Google Earth is saying it is only 2200. . . Wonder which is more accurate? Anyway, great tool, we use it often!!!

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you should post all of that info onto the google earth network, thatway us snowest peons can see some of it from the computer. and if they occur near us we can go and ride and check them out.
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OH yea.
I use google earth anytime I want to scout out a new area.
Find probable routes thru the trees, any play areas that look fun, etc.
VERY handy tool.
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Oh yeah. I love exploring and use GE durring the week making plans. I love it. Wish they had it when I lived in AK.
I am using it in the same way with dirtbikes in the summer
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I was just curious how many other people use this wonderful tool to scout the terrain they ride, like when you see a cool place off in the distance, do you use google earth to find how to get there?
I look at it a lot but sometimes find the areas I like to look at not as clear as other areas. When you zoom in it's sometimes very grainy and other times it's as clear as a bell. Wish it would be that way for the whole globe.
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We Google Earth everything we climb and scout new areas. In fact, our new movie TS7 will have all major chutes logged by Google Earth in terms of vertical climbed, total distance climbed, etc... Nice little tool! Although. . . One climb in particular was measured by GPS (helicopter altimeter) the day of the climb. . . 2460 feet of vertical. Google Earth is saying it is only 2200. . . Wonder which is more accurate? Anyway, great tool, we use it often!!!

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GPS will be much more accurate. Google Earth runs off of query based on the 3D version of the DEM (Digital Elevation Model), although it may look very accurate to what you may be climbing, it is only a rough guess calculating the features based on reading from a satelite only, not nearly as accurate as using a GPS reciever on the ground using WAAS enabled or real time correcting.

I agree that Google Earth will be awesome helping you find places to climb or a path to get somewhere, but it will only give you a rough quess of elevation and distances.

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Oh yeah I am on it all the time as well. I use it to find new places to ride as well. Although, sometimes I am like ok we'll try it out there and when we get there, there is now way to get through what we thought we could get through. But I have found many places that we can go because of GE. We look at it and if we can just get thru that patch of trees we can make it to this new bowl that we have never been in.
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I got my GPS talkin to my computer a while ago, it leaves digital breadcrumbs as I go and those can be dumped into a computer and plotted over google maps...
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