Plant Yourself in Google Earth

For cold hardy palm tree enthusiasts.

Moderators: Kansas, Wes North Van, Laaz, lucky1, Alchris

Post Reply
User avatar
sidpook
Clumping Palm
Posts: 1545
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Location: Zone 7b: Southern New Jersey (Philly region)

Plant Yourself in Google Earth

Post by sidpook »

Anyone up for placemarking ourselves in google earth so we can "see" where we are all located? It could be fun...
Let me know....
Mike trautner
Audubon, NJ

39°53'04.36"N
75° 04'28.23"W
Last edited by sidpook on Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
Mike Trautner

<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... udubon.gif" alt="Click for Audubon, New Jersey Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" /></a>
lucky1
Arctic Palm Plantation
Posts: 11325
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:31 pm
Location: Vernon BC, Zone 5a or 5b (close to 6A!)

Post by lucky1 »

Hi Mike,
Cool idea.
I'll need instructions...tried it once and it bombed.
Barb
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... anguage=EN" alt="Find more about Weather in Vernon, CA" width="160" />


If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
User avatar
hardyjim
Palm Grove
Posts: 4696
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Iowa 5b

Post by hardyjim »

Bananas.org and E.P.S have google searches,if you put in jimhardy you can find his green roof.



No missile strikes please :shock:
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... rfield.gif" alt="Click for Fairfield, Iowa Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />
KirkCO
Seed
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:45 pm

Great program!

Post by KirkCO »

Here's my coordinates:

Latitude: 39°38'34.65"N

Longitude: 104°47'34.53"W
User avatar
TerdalFarm
Palm Grove
Posts: 2979
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:48 pm
Location: Manzanita, OR
Contact:

Terdal Farm

Post by TerdalFarm »

Here is the photo I found on google maps. I zoomed and cropped.

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xo ... site"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_r-MvN4jW1sE/S_nBh ... ckyard.JPG" /></a>


The tropical-themed garden is around the pool in the backyard. I think I can even make out a couple of the larger palms (Butia; Washy in container on the "beach").
--Erik
User avatar
hardyjim
Palm Grove
Posts: 4696
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Iowa 5b

Post by hardyjim »

Nice!
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... rfield.gif" alt="Click for Fairfield, Iowa Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />
User avatar
TerdalFarm
Palm Grove
Posts: 2979
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:48 pm
Location: Manzanita, OR
Contact:

palms from the sky

Post by TerdalFarm »

Can anyone else see their palms from the sky?
OK, I admit it takes some imagination.
But when I use the actual image on Google, I can make out shadows where I know my larger Washy, Butia and Trachy were in April, when I assume this was taken.
--Erik
lucky1
Arctic Palm Plantation
Posts: 11325
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:31 pm
Location: Vernon BC, Zone 5a or 5b (close to 6A!)

Post by lucky1 »

Erik, the fact that it's a recent (April) shot is so cool.
My area is in the boondocks and from the size of trees, etc. the satellite picture is from approx. 2004...or earlier.

Yes, I can see your larger palms!

Think I also see your Trachy's shredded leaves.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Barb
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... anguage=EN" alt="Find more about Weather in Vernon, CA" width="160" />


If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
User avatar
sidpook
Clumping Palm
Posts: 1545
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Location: Zone 7b: Southern New Jersey (Philly region)

Post by sidpook »

mine is an old pic withahuge swamp maple in the back yard that we had removed in 2007.
Mike Trautner

<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... udubon.gif" alt="Click for Audubon, New Jersey Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" /></a>
User avatar
hardyjim
Palm Grove
Posts: 4696
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Iowa 5b

Post by hardyjim »

lucky1 wrote:Erik, the fact that it's a recent (April) shot is so cool.
My area is in the boondocks and from the size of trees, etc. the satellite picture is from approx. 2004...or earlier.

Yes, I can see your larger palms!

Think I also see your Trachy's shredded leaves.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Barb




:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... rfield.gif" alt="Click for Fairfield, Iowa Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />
User avatar
TerdalFarm
Palm Grove
Posts: 2979
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:48 pm
Location: Manzanita, OR
Contact:

Post by TerdalFarm »

OK, OK, I get it.
I ran around and picked up the dead palm leaves lying all all over the ground. :lol:

As for the April image, yes, cool. For years, Google had a picture taken before we bought the place.
Then Bing came along and had a newer image. It showed the layout of my garden beds.
I suspect Bing is forcing Google to update their content. Hence the new photo on Google.
I predict you'll all have new images on Google soon.
So, pick up those tattered palm fronds before the whole world sees them!
:oops:
--Erik
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

Here's mine off bing I hope it works right. It is at least 3 years old though. If you could zoom in closer you could see my oldest trachy coming out of winter.

http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9eXAuMjMrZ ... gwMjQ5MQ==

Bill
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

It worked! Birds eye view is the newest one.
ScottyON
Seedling
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Location: Kingston, Ontario zone 5b

Post by ScottyON »

It's too bad it didn't have google street view for your house :(
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

You can have your wife drive and you can record out the sunroof in June :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bill
ScottyON
Seedling
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Location: Kingston, Ontario zone 5b

Post by ScottyON »

HAHA!!!
lucky1
Arctic Palm Plantation
Posts: 11325
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:31 pm
Location: Vernon BC, Zone 5a or 5b (close to 6A!)

Post by lucky1 »

Holy crow, Bill, is that EVER clear!!!!! fabulous.
But the marker is on the house next door :lol:

I remember your house is on the corner (saw a stop sign in a palm picture).
That final zoom was great...can almost see the "two uncles headstones" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fabulous technology, huh?

Erik...yup, and your swimtrunks are hanging on the fence. :lol:
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... anguage=EN" alt="Find more about Weather in Vernon, CA" width="160" />


If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

I really like how bing uses all four angles of your property too, strange the technology
we can get our hands on for free. The gov. can most likely see if you shaved if they
want to.

Bill
User avatar
hardyjim
Palm Grove
Posts: 4696
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Iowa 5b

Post by hardyjim »

Pretty amazing.
I see the Caddi parked out there,before someone got into palms?

Interesting that you can narrow down to the year,month just buy
looking at the progress of a new building, house color etc.
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... rfield.gif" alt="Click for Fairfield, Iowa Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />
User avatar
sidpook
Clumping Palm
Posts: 1545
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Location: Zone 7b: Southern New Jersey (Philly region)

Post by sidpook »

BILL MA wrote:I really like how bing uses all four angles of your property too, strange the technology
we can get our hands on for free. The gov. can most likely see if you shaved if they
want to.

Bill
True, and if you click a bit further away from your house and then manipulate the direction finder you may get a whole different year and season. Our pictures range from 2004 to 2007. I can actually see the exact day we were having a huge swamp maple cut out of the back yard,....
Mike Trautner

<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... udubon.gif" alt="Click for Audubon, New Jersey Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" /></a>
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

Jim,
I bought the caddy in 2004. There was one palm at least in the photo :wink:
you have to start somewhere. Since they take the pictures in spring it will most likely look like a refuge camp next time in front of my house :roll:

That's good to know about the settings mike I'll have to play around with it some more.

Bill
User avatar
PhilMusa
Seedling
Posts: 130
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:56 pm
Location: Vaughan Ontario

Post by PhilMusa »

Hey Bill,

Next time I'm in RI, and I'm on my way to Emerald Square mall. I might knock at the door.

Cheers,
Phil
Thanks
Phil

Image
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

That would be Awesome Phil!

If you hit all the lights it's 3 minutes, only at night though.

Stop by anytime.

Bill
User avatar
BILL MA
Large Palm
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 am
Location: Southern Mass.

Post by BILL MA »

Hit all the lights the right way is what I meant :lol:
User avatar
PhilMusa
Seedling
Posts: 130
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:56 pm
Location: Vaughan Ontario

Post by PhilMusa »

Thanks Bill

now I have another good reason to go down and visit
Thanks
Phil

Image
User avatar
hardyjim
Palm Grove
Posts: 4696
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Iowa 5b

Post by hardyjim »

Besides the Billion palms he has for sale! :D :shock:
<img src="http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/ ... rfield.gif" alt="Click for Fairfield, Iowa Forecast" border="0" height="60" width="468" />
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests