View Full Version : What is the best site to view satelite images of Earth like google-earth?

07-10-2010, 11:16 AM
If you've heard of/seen google earth, you know what i'm talking about. What is the best site that lets you see images of earth: where you can pan and zoom in anywhere, with sharp, clear images?
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07-10-2010, 05:13 PM
Here's a few.

Bing Maps


ACME Mapper


Flash Earth


Some are OK, some are not. If "you" find some real good ones, Post a Link back here.


07-11-2010, 03:34 AM
If you've heard of/seen google earth, you know what i'm talking about.

Nope. Never heard of google earth. And I think you misspelled 'googol'.

09-04-2010, 02:31 PM
These people are just spammers. Looks like they have a way to automatically generate topical questions based on the content of the website to try and hide the fact that they are spammers.

09-07-2010, 01:01 PM
You are correct Matt. And the worst part is often a comment will be posted that's enough on topic that we leave it there, then a few days or weeks alter they come back and edit their post to include the spam.

I'm thinking the mods will need to become even more aggressive at banning people - the first post of this thread was made 7-10, then on 7-17 the user (or a robot) came back and edited the post to add a link to some software. (I changed his link to a link to Facebook just to show you what he had done.)

I'm sure the mods saw the original post, but it didn't have any spam yet. Only after someone else had put in a spam post, which I deleted just now, did I notice that a 3 month old post had spam in it. And I wouldn't have noticed except I had to scroll down to the bottom of the page to hit the moderation tools button. Had his post been any higher on the page, I would have never seen it and the spam would still be there.

09-12-2010, 05:52 AM
Seems like there should be a way to deal with it. Perhaps users with less than 5 posts need additional restrictions (cannot edit existing post, CAPTCHA, etc.). I'm sure there are 1,000's of other vBulletin sites out there with the same issue.