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Ahem.  "Disjointed and highly geeky."

In other words, a 'must have' for someone I know quite well....

:-)))

And while I'm at it, a very public 'Thank You Very Much Marc, Patricia and 
Michel!' for a terrific four days of gracious hosting in Utah.  Although I 
literally haven't had time to post hardly anything since I've been back, 
there's more detail on the gracious hosting stuff to come soon....

Leigh


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Guido" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Google Earth? Why?


> Got any recommendations for finding stuff? Directories I've seen for 
> overlays thus far are disjointed and/or highly geeky.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Bennett <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 6:01 pm
> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Google Earth? Why?
>
> what do you do with it?  just play around.  i take it you took advantage 
> of the tilt feature- zooming and rotating around mountains everywhere is 
> fun, you can also get  a good idea of topography for areas you are not so 
> familiar with.
>
> another cool thing is the google earth community- you can download 
> overlays for everything-  i have one right now of the official zermatt ski 
> map overlayed quite well on the actual mountains so you get a 3-d view of 
> how it works.  you have to adjust the resolution and terrain ratios- its 
> tricky at first.
>
> another overlay that works well is the snowfall/snowpack/forecasted 
> snowfall overlays for skiers- they're availible from several services- 
> somewhat of a novelty but still cool.
>
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