Google Maps is so cool

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  1. Mem

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    I thought Google Earth was cool too, but in Google maps I can see a pic of the apartment building where I live.

    If you put your address in and then go close on it and select "street view" if your street is high-lighted in blue you may be able to see a pic of your home. (and not an overhead view like Google Earth)

    All the streets in my neighborhood are shown, but I checked my parents house and only a few streets around him are available to view.
     
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    On mine the street view is the same as the satellite view, from over head.

    But it's still very cool. :cool:
     
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    That's how we've been keeping track of you. FYI, there is a dead squirrel in your yard.

    The images for my neighborhood seem to have about a 6-month delay. They still don't massive roadwork that's been done all summer.
     
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    Dare we post our neighborhood photos?
     
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    Oh you're right!

    The cars next door but one to my place belong to the folk that moved out at the start of the (non) summer! :rolleyes:
     
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    It's kind of tempting, isn't it!!!

    Though won't that make us too easy to find?!
     
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    Rec's Hood

    Probably, but I don't care. besides, look at how ugly my neighborhood is! I suppose that it's obvious, but if you do post your hood, do a geo drilldown rather than an address search.

    Mem, do you need that dead squirrel, or can I have it?
     
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    You freaked my the fuck out for a second. There is currently a dead squirrel or some other black and white furry small critter in my parking space. :biggrin1:
     
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    I don't care neither here is where I am.
     
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    Stunning!
     
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    Here is a street behind the one I live on.
     

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    I did that... it still has the road names on it! :mad:

    But nice to see where you live! :biggrin1:
    How do I get the road signs off it?!
     
  13. D_Tintagel_Demondong

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    Click the Satellite button. A dropdown should appear. Uncheck the Show Labels checkbox.
     
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    Might as well put mine up too.

    HERE is my place. Bare in mind, the photo is a bit older. We added a sidewalk.
     
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    Looks tons better since you restored it ;)
     
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    Well, like I said, sidewalks add a bit to it... as does cutting the grass.. but it was hot the day i took the photo.
     
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    Welcome to the Internet.

    The California Coastal Project is just as good....no , make that better.

    California Coastal Records Project - Image 200505801 - "Golden Gate Bridge toll gate, San Francisco"

    the resolution... is ABSURD.


    They also have the "time comparison" which I hope Google will save yearly records of Earth and Maps.

    California Coastal Records Project
     
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    Yup Mem, almost too cool at times.

    Wait (not long) until we have the real-time technology and it will be Morbidly Obese Big Brother...

    Yup, no more cheating on BF / GF!

    "Why you little...I saw your unwashed car parked on her driveway on earth.google.com again today!"
     
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    What if you just see a blue arrow?
    I try to select "street view" but nothing happens.
     
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