Flying over Africa

Old Sep 27th 2006, 9:57 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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Just tried to repeat an earlier flight virtually in Google
Earth, by means of the GPS track record, and it works fairly
well.

If you like to experience that too, please open
http://www.michna.com/kenya2006/ and scroll way down to the
chapter, "2006-06-11 – Lake Turkana".

At the end of that chapter you find instructions on how to
repeat the flight virtually in Google Earth. I find that
fascinating, almost like the real thing. (:-)

The flight commences and ends on the new Samburu Oryx airfield
and leads to Loyengalani airfield, but the return track
continues on a roundabout game drive and ends in the Samburu
Lodge.

One wishes for higher resolution satellite imagery, so you can
see the elephants along the way. (:-)

Hans-Georg

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Old Sep 28th 2006, 8:38 am
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Hans-Georg
Michna <[email protected]> writes
    >Just tried to repeat an earlier flight virtually in Google
    >Earth, by means of the GPS track record, and it works fairly
    >well.
    >If you like to experience that too, please open
    >http://www.michna.com/kenya2006/ and scroll way down to the
    >chapter, "2006-06-11 – Lake Turkana".
    >At the end of that chapter you find instructions on how to
    >repeat the flight virtually in Google Earth. I find that
    >fascinating, almost like the real thing. (:-)
    >The flight commences and ends on the new Samburu Oryx airfield
    >and leads to Loyengalani airfield, but the return track
    >continues on a roundabout game drive and ends in the Samburu
    >Lodge.
    >One wishes for higher resolution satellite imagery, so you can
    >see the elephants along the way. (:-)
    >Hans-Georg
Hans Georg,
thank you for the link, we have watched the flight and found it
fascinating! Having done a lot of flying from Wilson in the past we can
appreciate the experience even more. My husband is a surveyor so he can
recognise the features and has been a devotee of Google Earth for some
time, he say`s to tell you he can see that you have gone to a lot of
effort.... asante sana!
As for recognising the elephants, that should come with time. When
looking at our son`s house in Wellington, NZ, with Google Earth, we can
even see his car parked in his garden parking spot!
Pat.
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Old Oct 5th 2006, 6:43 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:38:37 +0100, Pat Anderson wrote:

    >In message <[email protected]>, Hans-Georg
    >Michna <[email protected]> writes

    >>If you like to experience that too, please open
    >>http://www.michna.com/kenya2006/ and scroll way down to the
    >>chapter, "2006-06-11 – Lake Turkana".
    >>At the end of that chapter you find instructions on how to
    >>repeat the flight virtually in Google Earth. [...]

    >thank you for the link, we have watched the flight and found it
    >fascinating! Having done a lot of flying from Wilson in the past we can
    >appreciate the experience even more. My husband is a surveyor so he can
    >recognise the features and has been a devotee of Google Earth for some
    >time, he say`s to tell you he can see that you have gone to a lot of
    >effort.... asante sana!
    >As for recognising the elephants, that should come with time. When
    >looking at our son`s house in Wellington, NZ, with Google Earth, we can
    >even see his car parked in his garden parking spot!

Pat,

yes, things are getting better all the time. I also foresee that
it will be easier to put up videos. A question of fast Internet
connections mainly.

Hans-Georg

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Old Oct 5th 2006, 7:22 pm
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Hans-Georg
Michna <[email protected]> writes
    >On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:38:37 +0100, Pat Anderson wrote:
    >>In message <[email protected]>, Hans-Georg
    >>Michna <[email protected]> writes
    >>>If you like to experience that too, please open
    >>>http://www.michna.com/kenya2006/ and scroll way down to the
    >>>chapter, "2006-06-11 – Lake Turkana".
    >>>At the end of that chapter you find instructions on how to
    >>>repeat the flight virtually in Google Earth. [...]
    >>thank you for the link, we have watched the flight and found it
    >>fascinating! Having done a lot of flying from Wilson in the past we can
    >>appreciate the experience even more. My husband is a surveyor so he can
    >>recognise the features and has been a devotee of Google Earth for some
    >>time, he say`s to tell you he can see that you have gone to a lot of
    >>effort.... asante sana!
    >>As for recognising the elephants, that should come with time. When
    >>looking at our son`s house in Wellington, NZ, with Google Earth, we can
    >>even see his car parked in his garden parking spot!
    >Pat,
    >yes, things are getting better all the time. I also foresee that
    >it will be easier to put up videos. A question of fast Internet
    >connections mainly.
    >Hans-Georg
Interesting stuff, look forward to that. Most of us do have ADSL but
of course some people are still working with slower connections. I`m
not sure if that is the case in Kenya?
Pat
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