Datastorming with Google Local

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Ian

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Just on a whim I clicked on a message from John's siglines:

John is near: http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=3192

And I found that Datastorm have made a very nice link direct into Google to show me a satellite view of the area pointed to by the Datastorm map ... Google Satellite shows me ...
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=42.425023,-83.276998&spn=0.001006,0.001829

How neat is that!  This Google stuff is so much fun and now Datastorm (and probably other sat providers) have linked into their pages it makes it a real interest to see just where folks are, not just points on a map.

Why don't we build up a thread with links to favourite places and places that we would like to visit. While it will consume a fair bit of bandwidth I think it would be great to share links like these.

Here is my city, Adelaide, capitol of South Australia: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=&near=adelaide,+australia&t=h
And I live out this way:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=&near=adelaide,+australia&ll=-34.736005,138.625574&spn=0.035831,0.086517&t=k

Here is where I grew up for most of my schooling, Normanville, South Australia: That creek ran behind our house and I spent most of my summers either on/in the creek or down on the beach.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=&near=adelaide,+australia&t=h&ll=-35.446652,138.307528&spn=0.00888,0.021629

If you travel from Adelaide to Perth across the Nullabor Plain you will pass through Ceduna. I was stationed here (railways) in 74:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=&near=adelaide,+australia&t=k&ll=-32.147856,133.647823&spn=0.073834,0.173035

From 80-85 I was stationed in Canberra, our National Capitol. Here is the Canberra Station but the picture is actually centred on the Railway Units where we lived and brought up our kids: We moved in with 1 and 8/9ths, left with 3 ;)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=&near=canberra,+australia&ll=-35.320772,149.151603&spn=0.004447,0.010815&t=k

Anyway, would love to see some of your places, bandwidth permitting.

PS:
I also use Google Earth (free program that runs on your computer and allows you to bookmark places) for other purposes such as logging the locations where my Dad's ship, HMAS Australia, saw action during WW2 and the Pacific battles.

You know, if somebody had told me 5 years ago that we would get detailed photos like these from the Internet, for FREE!, I would have suggested he get locked up. Haven't things changed in such a short time.
 

Ned

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The Datastormusers forum isn't connected to Motosat (mfrs of the Datastorm) but is run by Don Bradner as a service to all satellite internet users, Datastorm, tripod, DirecWay, Unasat, Starband.  Many of our forum members have accounts there and log their location on the map.  I'm at http://map.datastormusers.com/user2.cfm?user=10 for instance.

In many ways, datastormusers.com is very similar to our rvforum.net but focused on internet satellite.  It's also supported by donations as is our forum here.
 

Ian

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Adelaide, South Australia
Thanks Ned. So that puts you somewhere about here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=33.640714,-112.427242&spn=0.002269,0.003659

Ron, that would put you about here then:
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=32.674512,-114.471467&spn=0.036702,0.058537

Wendy, that would put you in this area. I love the name of the Million Dollar Highway. Any idea how it got that name? Well other than the obvious ;)
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=37.354288,-108.56271&spn=0.004332,0.007317
 

Wendy

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Colorado
Ian,

The story is that the rock they used for the roadbed contained low-grade gold ore, probably over a million dollars worth.

I prefer to believe that it was named Million Dollar Highway for the million dollar vistas you encounter on the road.

 

Tom

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Ian said:
Anyway, would love to see some of your places, bandwidth permitting

For clarifcation, the bandwidth issue belongs to the person who attempts to open the link and their ISP. Clicking on a link in a forum message doesn't cause the content of the linked web site to be transmitted via the forum. If it did, I'd either have to shut it off or charge for bandwidth. Anyone who assumes they can freely use our bandwidth are mistaken.
 

John From Detroit

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Davison Michigan
Looks like a nice area Ian, and Google can zoom in there fairly well (can't always)

By the way.. On the Datastorm map it shows me about 1/2 the way between two roads...

That is kind of exactly where it's parked too  I lift the cordornates off a Garmin GPS on the dash
 

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