Friday, January 18, 2008

Nifty, but also Spooky

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



Blogger 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. :)

January 18, 2008 9:10 PM  
Blogger 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!


January 19, 2008 1:53 AM  
Anonymous Santaji said...

If you could zoom in a bit(or lot) more here:,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.

January 19, 2008 2:34 AM  
Anonymous 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.

January 19, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger Nilate said...

how did you get that?

January 21, 2008 1:59 PM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...


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."

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

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


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

January 21, 2008 2:33 PM  

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