Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Google Earth as a Tool
Google Earth can be a very useful tool for the outdoorsmen and outdoorswoman. Whether you hunt or hike if you use it right it a grate way to help plan your trip. I am going to tell how you can use it to your advantage.
Google Earth is a digital global map of the world. It uses aril photographs and satellite imagery to form a map. Google Earth also utilizes the ability to have to have terrain in 3D. From mountains to the smallest hills are visible. This forms a map that isn’t only round and flat but is allot like the real earth.
You can use it to keep track of your stands and other points of interest.
You can plan your path in or a hike by placing your path on the image. this is a hike I planed in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
You can also see the whether on it.
This is just an over view of all you can do with it. Google Earth is a grate tool to use in addition to the rest of the your other navigational tools such as your compass and topo maps. Google Earth is a free download at http://earth.google.com/.