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  • O/T-Google maps high resolution.

    I happened to check out a pic of my house on google maps this morning. WOW!!! Talk about some detailed resolution. I mean to the point of almost being able to look into my window.

    Here is a comparison between google maps and google earth. Surprised GE doesn't have the same imagery? JR

    My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

  • #2
    Scary huh!

    I believe it is the highest resolution they let the public view it at.

    But you're not fooling me that they can't do ten times better (classified, of course).
    Probably can read the label in the back of your shirt.
    Or can see the pimple on your nose.


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    • #3
      Is that a dent in your car hood............or.........did a bird do a "nasty" ??

      RPease

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      • #4
        I'm on the fence about this. I'd love to have a nice high res aerial picture of our property (for free ), but I like my privacy. We live out in the sticks, so google maps, isn't as high res in our area, plus the picture is over 2 years old. There's a small grass strip just down the road, maybe I'll just head up there one day in the summer and see if somebody wants some company for a quick flight.

        Nice Neighborhood. I couldn't handle neighbors that close for very long, but I could handle the temperature.

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        • #5
          Have you played with street view? That's a pretty neat toy. Can 'drive' a route and see what you'd be looking at while in the car.

          Most of the images in google maps are hopelessly out of date though, Last time I looked at my house, they still show my old boat that I got rid of several years ago.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kendall
            Have you played with street view? That's a pretty neat toy. Can 'drive' a route and see what you'd be looking at while in the car..
            That is so cool! I took a look at the neighborhood in Zaragoza Spain that was off-base housing for Air force families in the late 1950s. I was able to find our old house (then new) and see how it had changed - a lot!

            Mom was REALLY impressed.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kendall
              Have you played with street view? That's a pretty neat toy. Can 'drive' a route and see what you'd be looking at while in the car.
              I actually stumbled across a Google team photographing an intersection yesterday: a young couple driving in a convertable, the passenger with a point and shoot digital camera on the end of ~ 2' wooden stick. She took several pictures of the intersection, wrote some notes on a clipboard, and kept on going.

              I wonder how much they're paid?
              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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              • #8
                Those close up photos are NOT sat photos, but aircraft photos.
                I don't really believe sats can take that good of pictures what with the atmosphere distorting everything.
                Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Black_Moons
                  Those close up photos are NOT sat photos, but aircraft photos..
                  Well that explains all those black helicopters then!

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                  • #10
                    That's what the high density centers look like. One can barely tell my house from my tractor shed from free versions of google earth and google maps.

                    I think I like it that way....
                    Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                    • #11
                      Google earth is an incredible service i use many times.
                      I live up in an area of many many bush roads and lakes etc, and do a bit of exploring the back country.
                      When i go to an area i first check it out on google earth, amazing what little lakes, trails i find along with cabins, or old abandoned homesteads etc.
                      Some of the pics are outdated for sure, as some will be winter pics or summer pics, fall colour pics, my own place when the pic was taken i wasn,t home, as my truck is not parked there when i zoomed into it.
                      Apparently law enforcement uses google quite often when interest in an area comes up.

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                      • #12
                        I find Bing has better resolution than Google Maps of the London area in the UK, but they share the same maps out in the countryside.

                        It's interesting when the camera gets a hair or other artifact stuck near the imaging plane. There's an area at the western end of the Isle of Wight near the Needles park and Tennyson's memorial where there are hairs everywhere. But I first found this area a couple of years ago, and several of the artifacts have been cleaned up since then. I guess they've been running cleaning algorithms on the images, but these don't work so well on build-up areas where the artifacts resemble tracks or fallen trees.
                        Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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                        • #13
                          As I understand it in some cases they're getting the tax assessor's images and mapping them into their system - that's why the high resolution images clearly taken from an airplane.

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                          • #14
                            It's Google in the sack with government is the part of the equation I find frighting.... Something is really smelly and doubt it's bad coolant in the mill.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RTPBurnsville
                              It's Google in the sack with government is the part of the equation I find frighting.... Something is really smelly and doubt it's bad coolant in the mill.
                              Since tax dollars were used to produce them they're in the public domain - anyone can use them for pretty much anything free of charge (other than duplication).

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