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Google Earth


I looked at the freeware Google Earth, but I don't really see sharp images. I am living in Belgium but at first sight I doubt if I can use Google Earth. Or perhaps I look at the wrong images, are there others ?
These images are perhaps to be used for general landclass at a certain altitude ? Many questions. Maybe there is another way to get sharp areal pictures ?

Greetz. José.


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Hi Jose,

What kind of images are used is different for each country (or even for parts of the country). Most parts of the Netherlands have nice photos by now, but a few months ago big parts had LandSat images (and they don't have a very good resolution).

Also, be aware that you can not use these images in your scenery. They can be used as a reference of course, but the copyright would not allow you to use them directly as textures.