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almon
02-21-2009, 03:32 AM
hi, im new to this forum, have used google earth for some time and have some interesting things to share and hopefully get some input on. just uploaded my first file successfully. its titled "wyomingsquares" i have a few questions. read faqs, but still dont understand why it says at the bottom that i "may not" post attachments, perhaps its because my account is very new. i have had some difficulty on another forum and dont need anymore BS and trashing from anyone who just wants to put someone down for not knowing the basics of posting pics, etc. any help or advice in forum usage would be appreciated, thanks, almon

Admin: image attached.

SpiderX22
02-21-2009, 03:53 AM
The lack of you being allowed to post is not your fault. We had issues with spammers and the uploading of inappropriate content, so the feature is locked for people who have just created accounts. But since I was the one who just denied your file for not being a kmz or kml, I have a hardcopy of it and have attached it to your post above.

almon
02-21-2009, 07:00 AM
thanks x22, what should i do in the future?

Appletom
02-21-2009, 03:08 PM
what should I do in the future?
Just make a few more posts. The threshold is pretty low, you need only 3 or 5 or 10 posts (I forgot which number) in order to have attachment and PM privileges.

almon
02-21-2009, 03:16 PM
thanks appletom, ive noticed that whenever i save a file there is no option for kml, only jpeg, whats up with that

almon
02-21-2009, 03:23 PM
also i noticed the image above now has a kmz extension, how did x22 do that?

almon
02-21-2009, 03:25 PM
i read in the faqs that putting a placemark before saving would result in a kml extension, but when i tried to save it in my desktop it came out as a jpg

Appletom
02-21-2009, 03:28 PM
When you save a file there's no option for kmz? In Google Earth?

Did you create a placemark?

almon
02-21-2009, 03:28 PM
i see you are from el paso appletom, is the violence in juarez as bad as they say on tv? i own a a pickup that was origionally purchased by a doctor in elpaso, its a toyota with a rare optipn, factory turbocharged engine

almon
02-21-2009, 03:31 PM
yes created placemark, is it necessary to click directly on the placemark when saving?

Appletom
02-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Highlight the placemark then "Save Place As".

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3297762748_df6c2098fd.jpg?v=0

almon
02-21-2009, 03:42 PM
thanks, ill give it a try

almon
02-21-2009, 03:43 PM
success:givebeer:

almon
02-21-2009, 03:55 PM
ok, i resubmitted the checkerboard areas from above, hope you guys find it interesting enough to use, thanks again appletom

Appletom
02-21-2009, 04:04 PM
My pleasure. I see you are up to 11 posts and still don't have PM privileges, there may be a time requirement in addition to # of posts.

almon
02-21-2009, 04:13 PM
thanks, ill use my time to reorganize and save my cool "finds" in kml format

almon
02-21-2009, 06:36 PM
here is something unusual in wyoming, looking very close, it appears to be a "test pattern" for an image tampering application. note how features show through it, yet can be made to look slightly different, STRANGE

Forkboy2
02-21-2009, 07:34 PM
Strange, but I'm guessing there is some logical explanation for it. Perhaps related to mining or oil exploration.

almon
02-21-2009, 07:39 PM
there is what appears to be an oilfield immediately to the east of this anomaly.

SpiderX22
02-21-2009, 07:39 PM
Threads merged, since you already asked this in a different thread.

Honestly, I think the lines represent the borders between people's properties or just different land plots.

SpiderX22
02-21-2009, 07:43 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?source=earth&layer=c&cbll=41.410148,-110.385876&cbp=12,22.150570059484668,,0,4.8869868874516085&ie=UTF8&ll=41.410148,-110.385876&spn=0,359.990408&t=h&z=17&panoid=b5KDliWgbIJzuphJo-R5wA

Look at it. The lines represent roads/fences that separate two tracts of land. The checkerboard pattern comes because there are two different things "planted" in either land area.

Edit: Technically the color changes could come from them being different satellite images. However, I'm unsure how to check dates between imagery sections. I know you can activate the DG layer, but I dunno how to read it. Also, check out the timeslider tab for a 1994 view of the area.

almon
02-21-2009, 08:32 PM
if you compare this area with areas known to be farmland you can see they are quite different. this pattern seems to be laying on top of the terrain which can be seen through it.

JonB523
02-21-2009, 08:43 PM
Thanks for all the info here, great