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 Post subject: Anyone use Google Earth?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:29 pm 
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I put some placemarks into Google Earth, so those of you who aren't actually sitting in San Clemente can get an idea of where these places are in relation to one another. The most important one to me, plot-wise (without giving too much away), is the location of the tunnel relative to the back of Carrow's.

Here's a zip file with the first few placemarks I came up with, along with my very quick and dirty attempt to make a custom icon for one of the markers. Any interest in furthering this?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:11 pm 
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I love being alive in the Robot Age...

You're figuring out the placement of Carrow's in relation to the tunnel is a pretty huge plot point, considering that Dode has a pretty good handle on some stuff going on down there.

The irony of course, is that poor isn't part of the "in-crowd" that deals in the symbols and makes their plays at such locations...

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Yep, and that's why I stuck a large spoiler warning on the thread title. Although the only way it's truly a spoiler is if you watch the movie in two parts, reading this in between the first half and second half. But one thing that really struck me was that while I have the spatial reference down, the average filmgoer may not. I got the idea from various Google Earth/Maps hacks (here's an example) that let you place stuff out there for the community to find online, then go and see in person if you want.

Oh, and while you're here Noah, I'd like to tell you that you pulled off a spot-on rendition of the type of guys that hung out in that tunnel back when I went to SCHS. I mean, it was so good, I feel like checking to see if you're in my yearbook.


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Justin -

Thanks a bunch.

Like I said, the irony of is that I never thought poor Dode would be up to par with the folks who did hang in that tunnel...the guy just isn't enough of a "mover and shaker"...

Good to know that even a pot-skulled-reef-worm-with-a-heart-of-gold-and-ostrich-cowboy-boots has a place in your San Clemente...It was a good home to us all for a couple weeks!

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Those files are opening as a kmz. What type of file is that (i.e., what program should I use to view them)?

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Download Google Earth and it'll open the files for you. You'll need a fairly robust computer to make it really scream, but it's well worth it. A reasonably fast internet connection won't hurt either.

Oh, and clear out your afternoon after you install it. It's a major-league time-sucker. :D


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Oh, and clear out your afternoon after you install it. It's a major-league time-sucker.


Well then I suppose I got me a project for the weekend. *woot*

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Wow - you really nailed them, Justin. Spot on. Color me impressed. Very cool to see them laid out like that.


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Well, I have been there. Sheesh.

The one place that I can't figure out, however, is where Dode gives the note to Emily. I keep thinking that it's somewhere up Esperanza, past the police station, but I don't think that's it.

I started to make more notes about the locations (go to Edit>Advanced), but realized it's spoilers ahoy if I really explain it thoroughly.

Oh, and I got "Vista Blanca" about two days ago. Had to chew on it. ;)


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Justin wrote:
The one place that I can't figure out, however, is where Dode gives the note to Emily. I keep thinking that it's somewhere up Esperanza, past the police station, but I don't think that's it.


This was Rian's answer here, "The hill Brendan looks down on Em from is back behind the Sheriff's office, I forget the name of the street."

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So it is Esperanza. New .kmz file here. It's so rare to see a hillside without houses on it around here these days.


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I did get roughed up in that tunnel. Or, more accurately, just on the other side of it. Laughing inapropriately will always get you in trouble.


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Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember something like that happening.


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What I want to know is who drew the bad ass image of Jimi Hendrix with the big "RIP JIMI" under it?

I stared at that thing for hours waiting for my brains to get blown out...

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Who knows. I haven't been down there in close to 15 years. Watching it the second time the other night, I tried to see if I could recognize any graffiti, but it's been too long and it's too damn dark down there.

The only Tunnel knowledge that I do still retain is to never, ever run. Slippery.


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