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I'm not a geologis.. by simon3   (Show all posts)
simon3
2005-07-04 13:03:23
"Comeraghs from the South" from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Comeraghs from the South (Contract pics)

Google Earth
For those of us who do not have helicopters to fly around Ireland's mountains! If you are interested in seeing what the land may be like before you walk on it, you can get some idea from Google Earth. (Download at http://desktop.google.com/download/earth/index.html) This is somewhat similar to NASA WorldWind, though in my opinion it is better implemented.

Either service covers most of the world's landmass to a resolution of about 15m. The colour appears to mostly false colour, probably using green, red and near infra-red which can look a bit odd at times. This is good enough to see the general shape of the land, field boundaries, wider roads, some forest rides etc. It is not good enough to see most houses.

Unlike WorldWind, Google Earth allows you to put in your own points of interest.

As far as Ireland goes, there a few patches of the coverage which are at much higher resolution (I would guess 2 to 3m or so) including the Carrauntoohil area, which looks stunning. Many of the placenames are not quite in the right place and many are missing.

The attached visualisation gives an idea of what you can see in the Comeraghs. Certainly a better view than last weekend when a number of us were down for the Comeragh Crossing event.
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