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#11576024 - 04/30/16 11:24 PM google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers.
Dunkky dude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
Hi, i thought i would want to share this with you bankers in case if you didn't know already.

To us banker fishmen, those tools are one of our best friends. even for boaters as well.

But, there was one thing that really bothered me when i used them. satellite images are not real time. in fact, very outdated. that's not cool if you want to get an idea of geography of an area to locate some accessible spots. u see the spot and u drive one hour to find out that area you saw is now flooded.. Not cool.

so, this what i found.
1. u gotta use google earth.
2. go to layer in the bottom right corner
3. unselect all and select only cloud and radar.
4. zoom in and view your map now.
5. u should see maps only few hours behind.
6. verdict, based on the image, i don't get to fish because the area is flooded.





Edited by Dunkky dude (04/30/16 11:24 PM)

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#11576032 - 04/30/16 11:32 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
Kyhokie Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 127
Loc: McKinney
Awesome man! Thanks!
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#11576034 - 04/30/16 11:33 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
Dunkky dude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
Same area, but two different outcome.. google earth vs google map.






Edited by Dunkky dude (04/30/16 11:41 PM)

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#11576502 - 05/01/16 12:14 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
ZachW Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/29/14
Posts: 104
This is a great tip- I had no idea you could get images that updated.

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#11576566 - 05/01/16 01:32 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: ZachW]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 702
Originally Posted By: ZachW
This is a great tip- I had no idea you could get images that updated.
+1 and thanks for sharing Dunkky Dude. thumb
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#11577343 - 05/01/16 09:27 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
Fisherman13 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1770
Loc: Lake Lavon
Looks like the Highland park ramp at Lavon. And yes Lavon is quite high right now. I fished near Collin Park the other day in the kayak and was surprised how clear the water was. It is kinda muddy on the north end. Great tip on using google Earth!

By the way do you fish at Highland often? I live pretty close by and saw a guy catfishing from the bank there a while back just to the south of the ramp.
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#11577398 - 05/01/16 09:57 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
Dunkky dude Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
no problem guys. glad i can contribute little to help out the bankers. actually it will benefit the boaters too.

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#11577407 - 05/01/16 10:02 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Fisherman13]
Dunkky dude Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
Originally Posted By: Fisherman13
Looks like the Highland park ramp at Lavon. And yes Lavon is quite high right now. I fished near Collin Park the other day in the kayak and was surprised how clear the water was. It is kinda muddy on the north end. Great tip on using google Earth!

By the way do you fish at Highland often? I live pretty close by and saw a guy catfishing from the bank there a while back just to the south of the ramp.


i tried a couple of times there as it is the closest from my home. I got only one for each trip which was either let go or gave to other banker fisherman, nothing to brag about. i was told that that spot can be productive, but for me it's hard to tell. I need to try this phantom minnows one of those days to see if that would change my luck. smile

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#11581120 - 05/03/16 05:22 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
timid tiger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/02/13
Posts: 13
Actually, google earth doesn't update maps just every few hours. More like every few months to 1 year.
Selecting "weather layer" does not affect the actual satellite maps.

What google earth is beneficial is that you get to see historical satellite images. Some of the underwater structures are exposed during low water times when the images were taken.

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#11583359 - 05/04/16 04:55 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: timid tiger]
Dunkky dude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1120
logically, i don't see how that weather and cloud configuration made the difference. but for me it did. you can clearly tell, google map is way outdated. google earth showed me the same thing before I apply the configuration changes. i doubt the map shown above from GE is a year old where gm is.

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#11594318 - 05/10/16 12:49 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
TXfisherman12 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 290
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
This is a very interesting topic. I tried OP methods on a spot I hunted last week. When I use Google maps the only way to see satellite images is to click the "Earth" button in the bottom left hand corner. That will show me a map that is identical to which I see when searching using the program Google Earth. On my Google Earth map (with selecting the layers as OP mentions)the imagery date is listed as 4-11-2013. Another reason I know the Google Earth map is old because what is shown on the map as clear-cut fields are no longer clear-cut fields where I actually hunted last week. Checking or unchecking clouds and/or radar did not change the map for me.

So without any further information I would say that timid tiger's reply is supported (unless I am missing something?)
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#11657189 - 06/09/16 01:37 PM Re: google map vs google earth vs bing map for bankers. [Re: Dunkky dude]
agengo02 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 104
Loc: Nederland, TX
Not accurate. On the bottom portion of your Google Earth map next to the lat/long shows the imagery date. It is based off where your cursor is and only changes when they make updates on Google's end. The cloud coverage/radar only throws that info over top of the base map.

As previously mentioned, it is useful for looking at historical maps to see things during a previous low tide.

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