Odie's Roadies

Friday, December 29, 2006

Google Earth

Jim did his Google Earth seminar yesterday and I'm starting to understand it enough to get hooked! Someone today came up and asked if you could use Google Earth to look at a river and see if it would be a good area to paddle. You know, no dams, no waterfalls, stuff like that.

What a good idea!

We are planning to paddle the Peace River this Sunday (our good friend, Marie, is coming to visit) and we want to do a little more distance than the last time.

Here is a video recording - a 'screencast' - of me using Google Earth to decide exactly where to paddle on the Peace River.

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posted by Chris at 12/29/2006 06:08:00 PM | link links to this post | 3 comments  

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Namibia Video

Yeehaw!! I did it! I took 5 hours of Mom's video and created a 6.5 minute 'highlights' video. Or .. to hear Mom tell it I *cut out* 293 mintues of essential stuff! "But you gotta show the termite hills, and the night shot of the rhinoceros at the watering hole, and the villagers inside the smoky hut, and the waves breaking on the pier ... and ... and ..."

Anyway - here it is. If you have a slow connection, you may want to click on the pause button (2 vertical bars) until it downloads sufficiently (the first time you'll need to click twice). You can see the download progress on the dark gray bar. Then you can click on play again.

Click here for a highlights Video of the trip. (6.5 minutes)

Pretty cool huh?

p.s. we're back at home in Peace River now.


posted by Chris at 12/13/2006 08:12:00 AM | link | 8 comments