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John_Wayne
04-06-2005, 03:06 PM
Go to maps.google.com, enter your home address, then click "satellite". Google bought a satellite and now has a satellite photo of just about anywhere.

Cool stuff. But kind of creepy too. I'm sure Ashcroft is to blame. Burn him!!!! :fire:


Google Shows Off Satellite Map Feature
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/technology/4350950/detail.html?rss=den&psp=news

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-06-2005, 03:10 PM
They've had that for a long time. I believe it was Rainman that posted this thread a year ago.... not to steal your thunder or anything.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-06-2005, 03:13 PM
That's my house btw... under the curve on the right side of the picture, in the middle...

Thig Lyfe
04-06-2005, 03:13 PM
Pretty cool stuff...

Must have been a home game.

Cochise
04-06-2005, 03:15 PM
The USGS has been doing this for what, 20 years now?

ROYC75
04-06-2005, 03:25 PM
Cool............ I think .

Ultra Peanut
04-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Terraserver?

Thig Lyfe
04-06-2005, 03:29 PM
Terraserver?

But is it Google?

ROYC75
04-06-2005, 03:31 PM
I can't get the image to work for mine, how you guys do'n it ?

penguinz
04-06-2005, 03:32 PM
They've had that for a long time. I believe it was Rainman that posted this thread a year ago.... not to steal your thunder or anything.
This is the first implementation of it with their new mapping software. What the had before was Keyhole (http://www.keyhole.com/).

Saulbadguy
04-06-2005, 03:33 PM
I just get a bunch of red X's.

penguinz
04-06-2005, 03:33 PM
I can't get the image to work for mine, how you guys do'n it ?
I th e upper right hand corner click on Satellite.

Brando
04-06-2005, 03:34 PM
Pretty cool stuff...

Must have been a home game.
Before a home game or during a Royals home game?

ROYC75
04-06-2005, 03:34 PM
I th e upper right hand corner click on Satellite.


OK, I knew that, sorry, I'm try'n to transfer the image to here.

Stinger
04-06-2005, 03:36 PM
Terraserver?

Maybe but I don't think so last time I used that had a photo of my area 10 years ago. This one had a picture of my development right before they started the next phase 1 1/2 years ago.

ROYC75
04-06-2005, 03:37 PM
I would say a Royals game, look at the cars parked at the K, nothing at Arrowhead.

Brando
04-06-2005, 03:43 PM
I would say a Royals game, look at the cars parked at the K, nothing at Arrowhead.

That and you can almost see the make believe players that Glass has put out there. :banghead:

Sydd
04-06-2005, 03:46 PM
I can see my car in the parking lot at my office.

Bob Dole
04-06-2005, 03:48 PM
I can see my car in the parking lot at my office.

If you look really close, you can see Bob Dole sunbathing naked in his back yard.

elvomito
04-06-2005, 03:54 PM
here's the airport we landed at in acapulco

|Zach|
04-06-2005, 04:08 PM
Lunar Bowl...represent...

Pezman
04-06-2005, 04:37 PM
Schweeeeeeeet!

|Zach|
04-06-2005, 04:38 PM
Nice find pez

Pezman
04-06-2005, 04:42 PM
There is way too many cool things to find! I love how easy it is to access too.. Screw Mapquest and yahoo maps forever now...

The company producing these shots is Digitalglobe, in Colorado... I have buddies that still work there so I need to ask them for full resolution images...

Thig Lyfe
04-06-2005, 04:48 PM
I would say a Royals game, look at the cars parked at the K, nothing at Arrowhead.

Yep...

jcroft
04-06-2005, 04:48 PM
This is new to Google, but it's not new technology. As people have mentioned, Microsoft's terraserver has been doing it for years. Google recently acquired Keyhole and integrated that technology into it's maps application.

The huge advancement here, as with most things Google, is in the user interface. Their use of Ajax (XMLHttpRequest) here is brilliant.

John_Wayne
04-06-2005, 05:31 PM
They've had that for a long time. I believe it was Rainman that posted this thread a year ago.... not to steal your thunder or anything. Google just rolled it out monday according to Drudge.

elvomito
04-06-2005, 05:41 PM
many of these images are from 1997, the same ones from terraserver. you can see where the newer, clearer ones begin. keyhole is a pay service and its been out for a little while.

oh shux it quit working for me as soon as i typed in groom lake

Ultra Peanut
04-06-2005, 05:50 PM
Sweet. It's clearly using some much more recent photos than Terraserver, what with Autozone Park and FedExForum (albeit under construction) in the photo. Must have been around winter 2003, since the Forum was pretty far along and the grass (see the berm at AZP or just right of FEF) is brown.

Ultra Peanut
04-06-2005, 05:52 PM
oh shux it quit working for me as soon as i typed in groom lakeROFL

saturnknts
04-06-2005, 08:17 PM
oh shux it quit working for me as soon as i typed in groom lake

omg, lol

ENDelt260
04-06-2005, 09:31 PM
Schweeeeeeeet!
Hey, I used to drive by there every day!

Just to the right of that pic is Kolb Rd. I took it to work, right through the middle of the boneyard, every day when I lived in Tucson.

mcan
04-06-2005, 10:47 PM
Zoomed really close in on Iraq, and I think I've found something interesting... I'm not saying it's proof of WMD, but I'd like to see him explain this stuff under oath...



























Here ya go...

ENDelt260
04-06-2005, 11:31 PM
That's crazy, mcan. Iraq looks just like Rolla, MO.

Pezman
04-07-2005, 12:00 AM
Hey, I used to drive by there every day!

Just to the right of that pic is Kolb Rd. I took it to work, right through the middle of the boneyard, every day when I lived in Tucson.

Kickass! I wonder though if these kinds of things should be accessable to the public eyes... cuz I'm just saying
:hmmm:

ENDelt260
04-07-2005, 12:35 AM
Kickass! I wonder though if these kinds of things should be accessable to the public eyes... cuz I'm just saying
:hmmm:
Eh, I've seen pics of a stealth before. It's not like that things been sitting right there for however long it's been since that pic was taken.

Rausch
04-07-2005, 12:50 AM
Odd. If these pics were taken after 2001 they've been edited, and I have no idea why. My neighborhood is about as mundane as they come...

Edit: my memory is $#it.

crossbow
04-07-2005, 07:23 AM
Schweeeeeeeet!

Your Avatar cracks me up !!! It is totaly funny. Rep.

morphius
04-07-2005, 07:37 AM
Whats really weird looking is when you find a seam in the map where they connected two images together that were taking at a different time of season and the roads don't match up, and many of the buildings are cut in half and offset.

StcChief
04-07-2005, 10:49 AM
Mapped areas seem to vary in age of photo, some in real rural areas don't have zoom pictures.

dtebbe
04-07-2005, 11:44 AM
The ones of my house are at least 2 years old. My neighbors house is not even built yet..... So much for the idea of mooning the satellite ROFL

DT

penguinz
04-07-2005, 01:15 PM
They blurred out the white house :(

http://img116.exs.cx/img116/8461/screenshot5rw.gif

King_Chief_Fan
04-07-2005, 01:52 PM
so, where is Osma?

All this technology and we still "can't" find him?

chiefs4me
04-07-2005, 03:02 PM
These maps are old......my house is 10 years old and it's not on their picture yet.

|Zach|
04-07-2005, 03:08 PM
The one around my parents house is very very recent. I was impressed.

Thig Lyfe
04-07-2005, 06:25 PM
These maps are old......my house is 10 years old and it's not on their picture yet.

uh... my entire neighboorhood is like 5 years old and it's on there.

elvomito
04-07-2005, 06:31 PM
you can clearly see where some sections are newer than others.
also, if you look where they spliced the newer with the older, you can see how "off" the are

mcan
04-07-2005, 06:32 PM
uh... my entire neighboorhood is like 5 years old and it's on there.


Yeah all the pictures are from different times. Olathe has some from a couple years ago and then there are other places where the "new" McDonalds isn't even there. (151st street).

tommykat
04-07-2005, 09:26 PM
Go to maps.google.com, enter your home address, then click "satellite". Google bought a satellite and now has a satellite photo of just about anywhere.

Cool stuff. But kind of creepy too. I'm sure Ashcroft is to blame. Burn him!!!! :fire:


Google Shows Off Satellite Map Feature
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/technology/4350950/detail.html?rss=den&psp=news

All I got was a red dot.....what did I do wrong? Off to bed, would someone serious smoke me about this? I heard it at work today and forgot about it till I found this..........Thanks:thumb:

Saulbadguy
04-07-2005, 09:29 PM
All I got was a red dot.....what did I do wrong? Off to bed, would someone serious smoke me about this? I heard it at work today and forgot about it till I found this..........Thanks:thumb:
Update your java.

Spott
04-07-2005, 09:32 PM
The pic of my house is about 4 years old. My old house that is 7 years old doesn't have any available pics.

Chieficus
04-07-2005, 09:35 PM
Terraserver?

Unless you live in a metro area, the resolution is crap compared to Terraserver...

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 12:23 PM
Here is a link to all the MLB baseball stadiums.

http://catfishstew.baseballtoaster.com/archives/161296.html

ENDelt260
04-08-2005, 04:06 PM
I found an even cooler source for an overhead shot of my home today. It even has the parcels marked out... and tells you the zoning... all kinds of useful info.

http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/dmc/liw.aspx

Granted, if you don't live in Scottsdale, it's not very useful. But, it's still fun for me.

ENDelt260
04-08-2005, 04:10 PM
I found an even cooler source for an overhead shot of my home today. It even has the parcels marked out... and tells you the zoning... all kinds of useful info.

http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/dmc/liw.aspx

Granted, if you don't live in Scottsdale, it's not very useful. But, it's still fun for me.
Holy smokes... if you highlight a parcel, and click "Assessor link" it takes you to a page w/ all kinds of information.

If someone wanted to highlight every parcel in Scottsdale and click that link, they'd eventually find me. And know how much I paid for my home. And see how much I pay in property taxes every year. I can't believe all that info is so easily accessible.

ENDelt260
04-08-2005, 04:14 PM
Interesting. That assessor link for one of my neighbors yields no data at all.

I wonder if it's only coincidence that she's a Maricopa County prosecutor. I guess some people are entitled to more privacy than others.

Thig Lyfe
04-08-2005, 04:17 PM
The Dolphins Stadium pic was taken a few days before January 2, 2003 because you can read "IOWA" and "USC" in the endzones, the two participants in the 2003 Orange Bowl.

Bob Dole
04-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Interesting. That assessor link for one of my neighbors yields no data at all.

I wonder if it's only coincidence that she's a Maricopa County prosecutor. I guess some people are entitled to more privacy than others.


Duh.

,,

Ninjaman
04-08-2005, 06:48 PM
Microsofts terraserver is 100 times better than google.

Here's the playboy mansion.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/addressimage.aspx?t=4&s=8&Lon=-118.42938768&Lat=34.07765451&Alon=-118.42938768&Alat=34.07765451&w=1&opt=0&addr=10236+Charing+Cross+Rd%2c+Los+Angeles%2c+CA+90024&qs=10236+Charing+Cross+Rd%2c+B.H%7clos+angeles%7cca%7c