Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Maps, GPS and Google Earth


Reply

Google earth accuracy

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 01-05-2010, 04:00 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 33834
Posts: 20
Re: Google earth accuracy

Quote:
Originally Posted by crowsnest2002 View Post
MapMyRun.com -

Try this link, they use google maps and you can set way points and measure the distance out or out and back. Its more of a fitness thing, but it works pretty well for distance.

I looked at the deer lease I am on using mapmyrun.com. I found it very accurate on areas that I know the distance and even more helpful on areas that I want to set stands next year. I used to use it to map run coursses before I got fat and lazy. Never thought of using it like this.. thanx.

dan
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2010, 12:33 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: cedar rapids Iowa
Posts: 241
Re: Google earth accuracy

Dan, I just printed out a Google Earth map of my hunting area and used the measuring feature to mark the map out in 50 yd increments from my stand. I'll use the map as a range card. This way I don't have to try to draw in the features as I used to do on the range cards. I made one for each of my stands. Printed the map the right size to fit in my dope book. Getting lazy in my old age. LOL
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-11-2010, 08:38 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,493
Re: Google earth accuracy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ Hatch View Post
Anbody have an idea how accurate the measuring point to point on Google Earth is? At our lodge we can see deer on a neighbors posted property acrossed the valley. Can't reach that far with our range finders and we have a ongoing discussion of how far it is. Thought I would use Google Earth and their measuring system if it is accurate. Thanks
Russ
Russ.
The google map must be pretty accurate because 2 years ago I teamed it up with
my GPS using the map co-ordinance's and found a stock tank 2.3 miles from our camp
in the dark. (I had never been to this area of Colorado before) .

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Re: Google earth accuracy

only updated every few years. only government can look at current photos
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-13-2010, 03:56 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,782
Re: Google earth accuracy

For what is worth, here I go...




__________________
-----------------------------

-----------------------------
HEBREWS 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!

---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-30-2013, 10:23 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Re: Google earth accuracy

Just mapped out multiple ranges at a private gun club that I belong to Using Google Earth (version 7.0.3.8542 and dated 2/26/2013) and found it to be accurate to within one foot at 500 yards. I measured from our shooting bays/tables out to each of the visible target berms/backers. I have personally measured each of these ranges by both surveyors tape and laser to verify the exact distances so I know the Google Earth data is accurate.

If you use the "ruler" function (located on the Google Earth toolbar) you can drop a pin at one location and start stretching it out to all the various berms and get an almost exact measurement (most were within inches). You can also get a compass heading from the ruler's data box so that you can plug that data into any of the ballistic programs that you might be using.

Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-13-2013, 06:02 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: corpus christi,tx
Posts: 816
Re: Google earth accuracy

i just measured my back yard and found it to be dead on
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Google earth accuracy
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mozilla or google chrome? Derek M. General Discussion 4 11-01-2010 08:46 PM
Google Earth And GPS Based BLM Maps For Hunt Planning By Len Backus ADMIN Technical Articles - Discussion 6 08-18-2010 09:34 AM
How To Use Google Earth To Plan A Long Range Hunt Len Backus How To Hunt Big Game 18 08-16-2010 03:12 PM
Google Earth Cost Flare Maps, GPS and Google Earth 12 01-10-2010 04:57 PM
A little Google Earth picture test - what is the pic of??? ss7mm General Discussion 16 01-15-2007 07:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC