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Need help finding a place on Google earth

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zip, 16 May 2006.

  1. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    I need help finding a town on google earth.

    The town name is Mt Druitt. Its in NSW(New South Wales) Australia.

    Can someone please find the town for me.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,744

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Found it!

    Link here
     
  3. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Thanks.
    It should help alot :)
    Just one thing though
    Ho do i use that to get it to show on my google earth :confused:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    - <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
    - <Placemark>
    <name>Mount Druitt, Australia</name>
    <open>1</open>
    - <View id="khView638">
    <longitude>150.81667</longitude>
    <latitude>-33.766666</latitude>
    <range>31855</range>
    <tilt>0</tilt>
    <heading>0</heading>
    </View>
    <styleUrl>root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x304+hicon=0x314</styleUrl>
    - <Point id="khPoint639">
    <coordinates>150.81667,-33.766666,0</coordinates>
    </Point>
    </Placemark>
    </kml>
     
  4. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,744

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Ahh, figured that might happen. Should have used a kmz rather than a kml.

    Just do a right click and save target as in IE then a file open in Google Earth
     
  5. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Thanks for that :D
     
  6. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Ok i cant get it to work for some reason
    What am i suposed to do so it works?
     
  7. spud3912

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 222

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    cant u just use the coordinates displayed??
     
  8. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    I dont know where to enter them :o
     
  9. SexyBetty

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,427

    Sorry, hijack :p

    How often do they do updates? Ive been trying to find a place in Africa for ages, but the area Im after hasnt been done yet :(
     
  10. rpstewart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,744

    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    The updates are sporadic at best, they were monthly for a while last year but there have only been 2 or three this and they tend to concentrate on the US and Europe.

    I don't know of anywhere that publishes planned updates, bbs.keyhole.com will have an announcement when there is an update though.


    Either enter the latitude/longitude coordinates into the search box or just search for "Mount Druitt, Australia", that worked for me.