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Unread 01-05-2010, 04:00 PM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

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.

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Unread 01-16-2010, 12:33 PM
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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
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Unread 02-11-2010, 08:38 AM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

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
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) .

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Unread 05-19-2010, 07:32 PM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

only updated every few years. only government can look at current photos
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Unread 06-13-2010, 03:56 PM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

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Unread 05-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

Just mapped out multiple ranges at a private gun club that I belong to Using Google Earth (version 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!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:02 PM
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Re: Google earth accuracy

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