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Mar 4th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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google earth

I love googleearth.com. It's a great way to get a feel for where you are going. It's great to find out the location and real surrounding of your hotel.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I have absolutely no skills regarding Google earth. I have it on my desktop and can't figure out how to see ANYTHING!

I'm now waiting for DD's boyfriend to visit and show me how to make it work. I'm excited nonetheless!
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Can someone tell me why GoogleEarth has great difficulty finding Tibet?

Even if I sight myself over India it can't find the place
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Never mind Google Earth.

Just type the address (e.g. 5, av Duquesne, 75007 Paris in the Google search blank, and press the "Maps" button.

(Does not work with Tibet.)
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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I just tried "fly to - tibet" and ended up in France!!! lol
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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I just sat over nepal and did fly to tibet and everything came up. I had all the options checked and i think it's geographic web
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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Type Lhasa in the 'Fly To' and you get some Tibetan landmarks. Wasn't it Google that agreed to filter its content for Chinese surfers? Or was it Yahoo? Perhaps that's why they don't show Tibet as a separate country.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:47 PM
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that's a thought heimdall. could be a google china thing
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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I just checked and had no problem zooming in anywhere in Tibet or China.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 02:56 PM
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If you know already know where Tibet is, you can see it with no problem. But the search engine isn't very good across the globe.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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If you do it the default it goes to France

Even if you position yourself over India you've got to get under 4000km above the earth before it can find Tibet as a place just north of Nepal
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