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goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: February 28, 2017 08:23PM
It sure is ! It is so cool to sit at home and and zoom in on beach sites , and see what the bottoms look like, places to park , and the best driving routes , the birds eye view of possible water hunting spots is great .I'm sure most of you guys have been using goggle earth for some time, its new for me , its nice to see beaches and hunt the shore line and find sites instead of wasting gas driving around looking for them , makes for more time in the water .

Is this in real time? thanksN/T
Posted by: John(Tx)
Date: February 28, 2017 09:57PM

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Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: rottonr
Date: March 01, 2017 05:17AM
I use it all the time. You are right, a GREAT tool!!!

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Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: March 01, 2017 05:33AM
Not real time. But within a year or so. And you can go back in time....about 20 years in my area. Neat to see how the shore line changes with sand...

Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: John(Tx)
Date: March 02, 2017 04:49PM
Thank you sir....

Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: March 12, 2017 09:07AM
Wow maybe I should not have mentioned satellite Google Earth ,now I will have company out in the middle of no where , please disregard all that information about Google Earth , just remember that some of the swim holes are very remote and could have bears in the area , not a place for a beginner .

Yup, not to mention Big Foot, stay away.......N/T
Posted by: John(Tx)
Date: March 12, 2017 11:26AM

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Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: March 12, 2017 11:48AM
That's very strange, part of my post was edited or cut out again, who ever , or what ever did that ? I wish they would have left the LOL part to show I was just having some fun , I'm glad mentioning Google Earth is going to help some of the other detectorist , guess I'd better be careful drop offs aren't always in the water ,

Re: goggle earth , and G P S. big help for water hunters
Posted by: WaterHound
Date: March 12, 2017 01:00PM
I wonder if they make big foot mace , ? But on a more serious side of things I wouldn't mind some bear mace , for what ever is lurking around , and thinks I look like a big Mac and fries , I better make sure its aimed the right way, some guys have Concealed Carry Permits those far out campgrounds in spring and fall can get spooky when I'm the only one around with head phones on , I have been thinking about a dog , but it sure won't be a red bone hound again , my last one fallowed her nose out of my life ,

Re: Is this in real time? thanks
Posted by: goldnugget
Date: April 07, 2017 08:42PM
On my Computer- Google Earth is about 3 years ago and I live on the East Coast. We had 2 Hurricanes last year and it brought in sand. The sand was 3-4 feet deep in the street about ( 1 ) block from the Ocean, took down some house's.

Sand has been coming in since October 2016. My X-spot used to produce Coins and Button's from the late 1700-to the 1800's and very few clad- No Jewelry

I Noticed that no One is mentioning Find any Coins or Jewelry-Just Discussion My Last Beach Finds November 2016 after the Hurricane Matthews




If the day ever comes ....
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: April 08, 2017 09:14AM
If the day ever comes where satellite pix are available real time (even if only 1 pix a day!) is the day that beach hunters could see where mother nature is cutting a "scallop" and/or the beach is narrower indicating a spot is eroding), etc..... But alas, as has been pointed out, the pix on google satellite can be even up to 3 yrs. old. Or as recent as a month old. All of which do absolutely no good, since the wet beach inter-tidal zone changes daily.

Where I'm at in CA we have several military bases. One of which is the Navy meteorological weather station people. I have talked to people there about this, and here's what they say:

a) with all the satellites circling the earth right now, the military can direct them to take pix at a desired zone. Like military hot spot going on, or whatever. But that .... no, they are not perpetually always taking pix of every inch of earth, every day. Only when directed to do so. NOT because the ability isn't there right now, but...

b) It was explained to me that the amount of computer storage space JUST to be able to store all the google satellite photos of the earth (that, as said, can be up to years old) is IMMENSE and expensive. So to update it daily, for everywhere (as opposed to just select spots desired to be watched by the military) is simply impossible, from a data storage perspective.

c) and the reality is, that cloud cover obscures vast portions of the earth at any given time. So your *odds* of getting a clear view of the same spot, to compare day-by-day-by-day, is slim. Unless you're snapping multiple pix of the same spot (through multiple satellites over that part of the planet that you could command), throughout a particular day, and then choosing the one or two that have a clear shot.

just too much man-hours, man-power, computer storage space, etc.....

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