It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:21 am

Free Newsletter

Google Earth has a Feature

Anything and everything concerning exercise.

Moderator: Moderators

Google Earth has a Feature

Postby Lolly » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:17 am

where you can measure distances.

If you have it, open it up and find your address and then click on the ruler in the navigation bar and go from there - it is great - I now know that I am 4.28kms from work :lol:

I just thought of those people who go walking etc and don't know how far they went would like this as you can measure relatively accurately (without driving :roll: ) and then participate in our challenge - gotta get there soon...................... are we there yet?
Every day I am getting thinner and thinner.....


[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wOMybmc/]
Image
[/url]
Lolly
 
Posts: 578
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:02 am
Location: inside my fat body trying to get out

Postby KimE » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:39 pm

Sounds great Lolly, do you have the web address?
Kim - To thine own self be true
Image
Maintainence since 04/11/06
Preferred Weight - Under 60 kgs
Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
User avatar
KimE
 
Posts: 4825
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:42 pm
Location: Melbourne

Postby Lolly » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:48 pm

http://earth-software.com/earth/ only I would forget something as important as the link :roll:
Every day I am getting thinner and thinner.....


[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wOMybmc/]
Image
[/url]
Lolly
 
Posts: 578
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:02 am
Location: inside my fat body trying to get out

Postby CrimsonThunder » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:36 pm

Its best to only download from the official website. Otherwise there might be adware/spyware or other nastys in the download.

http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

And I just had a look at what it installs from the other website, it installs alot of other programs. :P Although nothing bad, mainly toolbars. And I hate toolbars.
- Stevo
User avatar
CrimsonThunder
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:22 pm
Location: South Australia

Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:49 pm

Thanks heaps for that Lolly :D :D
I always want to contribute to the challenges but never know how far I walk, so this will be fantastic! :)
zeedeveelgirl
 
Posts: 2925
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:53 pm
Location: Adelaide, SA

Postby Lolly » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:38 pm

Thanks for that Restless - I had no idea about all the other stuff coming in


*off to run spyware stuff....*
Every day I am getting thinner and thinner.....


[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wOMybmc/]
Image
[/url]
Lolly
 
Posts: 578
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:02 am
Location: inside my fat body trying to get out

Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:35 pm

i always use http://www.whereis.com.au it does the same thing :)
User avatar
kate_turner2000
 
Posts: 13910
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:59 am
Location: Central Coast NSW

Postby CrimsonThunder » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:52 am

Lolly wrote:Thanks for that Restless


>_>
- Stevo
User avatar
CrimsonThunder
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:22 pm
Location: South Australia

Postby mary_in_adelaide » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:30 am

I'm with Kate on this one...The Get Directions feature of whereis.com does the same thing and doesn't download any nasty stuff to your PC

I use it all the time to work out how far I've walked and have actually measured the distance a couple of times to check the accuracy and it's pretty much spot on.
Cheers, Mary

If I could find a ticker for measurements it would say I'm on the way from a waist measurement of 134cm to one of 70cm (currently at 129cm)
User avatar
mary_in_adelaide
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:51 pm

Postby tree » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:49 am

Thanks Lolly

This was great I really like looking on google earth but did not know it had this feature.

I worked out that my usual walk around the block is 4.5km but I saw a little road that I could add in to take it up to 5km.

But even better I worked out that I walk 1/2 Km from my car park to my office, so counting there and back that's an extra 1km per day. yipee.
T.

starting weight 91.2kg
current weight 85.2 kg
User avatar
tree
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:21 am
Location: Adelaide

Postby zeedeveelgirl » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:34 am

I've downloaded Google Earth but don't have a clue how to use it!! I've managed to get my suburb up but how do I get my address and calculate the distance I've walked?!?!
zeedeveelgirl
 
Posts: 2925
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:53 pm
Location: Adelaide, SA

Postby tree » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:49 am

In the tools menu there is an option for measure.
You will get a dialogue box and you can click on the map for start and finish - it then gives you the measurement.

SO CLEVER!
T.

starting weight 91.2kg
current weight 85.2 kg
User avatar
tree
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:21 am
Location: Adelaide

Postby Ally » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 pm

My Internet security would not let me down load it!! :?
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wGLHYSm/]
Image
[/url]
Ally
 
Posts: 4799
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:23 am
Location: Rockhamtpon, Central Queensland!


Return to Exercise Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest