Friday, January 18, 2008

Nifty, but also Spooky

Looks like Google Maps has updated their photos of my town.

6 comments:

Nick said...

Bah, they'll go and take recent pictures of your house, but they haven't taken any pictures of my neighborhood for over 5 years? All it;s been when you search my house for like, the past 4 years is just open grassy area.


Except street view, you can see it then. :)

TK1420 said...

Chris, we are brothers from another mother or something. The legos, the workshop, the whole fan-of-Heinlein thing, and now this: searching for and saving a pic of your house and car from space via google maps.

The house at center is where I live now. My blue Saturn VUE is quite visible parked beside.

What's funny is, according to Google my car is in two places at once; at my current house and at my place of employment from at least three years ago!

[IMG]http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t158/TK1420/caratcapertonfromspace.jpg[/IMG]

Santaji said...

If you could zoom in a bit(or lot) more here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=M.I.G+Club&sll=19.015363,72.855009&sspn=0.005863,0.007027&ie=UTF8&ll=19.056748,72.847681&spn=0.002931,0.003514&t=h&z=18&om=0
It would be possible to see my 40something year old VW, since it's used, like twice a week.

Anonymous said...

You know when the picture is taken that lose to see a car it's taken from a plane, not a satellite.
It's something like you can just about see a 2.5m by 2.5m square from a satellite, they tested this on a TV show a while ago and the satellite saw the image of a space invader.

Nilate said...

how did you get that?

Christopher Doyle said...

Nick:

They had 5+ year old photos of our street the last time I checked. Still no street view for our area; the closest is still five or six miles away on a "main drag."

Tk1420:
I'm going to have to check my work - bilocation would be pretty keen.

Anonymous:
Hadn't done any reading so the plane thing was new to me. Have to check that out further.

nilate:

I just plugged my address into google maps and zoomed in all the way.