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HelloKitty
05-04-2005, 21:03:25
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/04/05/google.maps.ap/index.html

http://maps.google.com/

Haven't done my area yet in high detail, but I can find my old place, parents house, brothers house, etc.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-04-2005, 21:07:38
Yep :) Been using it instead of MapQuest for a few weeks now. Very nice. Sucks on dial-up though.

Darkstar
05-04-2005, 21:07:40
Just another tool to help Venom find his targets.

Asher
05-04-2005, 21:21:37
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Yep :) Been using it instead of MapQuest for a few weeks now. Very nice. Sucks on dial-up though.
She's talking about the satellite imagery.

jsorense
05-04-2005, 21:24:40
Cool, you can even pick out the surfers, or sharks, or both.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-04-2005, 21:26:31
Originally posted by Asher
She's talking about the satellite imagery.

I knew that... :nervous:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-04-2005, 21:35:01
Still sucks on dial-up though.

Cruddy
06-04-2005, 02:33:32
Great! Now I know when my neighbours are sunbathing while naked!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-04-2005, 08:50:21
http://www.salzburg.gv.at/sagis

Just confirms that my neighbours have loads of crap on their terrace.

Diss
06-04-2005, 08:55:29
how do you get the satellite image?

Diss
06-04-2005, 08:58:22
theremine, I got it

not a very close image, but I think I can see my pickup in my driveway. It's easy to see because it's black and the driveway is white concrete.

I love being able to drag the image though. As usual, google pwns all.

Funko
06-04-2005, 09:01:42
It's shit. Only does north America.

Sir Penguin
06-04-2005, 09:06:43
It's shit. It's in beta.

It doesn't do very well with Victoria or Terrace. I saw another one a few days ago that I could use to see my house in Terrace (not very close-up though).

SP

Diss
06-04-2005, 09:14:10
the maps are a little old. I can tell because my city grows very, very fast. So I can guestimate what year the maps are by what roads are developed.

The area I'm looking at in particular is 215 (the northern part of the beltway) and Durango. Currently there is offramps and an interchange. This is not shown on the google satellite image.

But it does show the Vons which is just off the 215 east exit. And this Vons is only a couple years old.

Sir Penguin
06-04-2005, 09:14:33
Here it is:
http://imageatlas.globexplorer.com/ImageAtlas/view.do?group=ImageAtlas&lat=39.5276&lon=-97.142&zoom_level=1

It has full zoom to Reading, but it also put huge watermarks on the image.

SP

miester gandertak
06-04-2005, 09:18:20
who are not there for real?

Funko
06-04-2005, 09:40:27
I've been using multimap for that kind of thing anyway, although it's not as high res in some places. :)

http://www.multimap.com

We had a thread with brit posters sattelite images last year.

This is my office:

http://imageatlas.globexplorer.com/ImageAtlas/view.do?group=ImageAtlas&lat=39.5276&lon=-97.142&zoom_level=1

Funko
06-04-2005, 09:48:27
Those maps are so old that most of Central Reading is different. My house isn't built yet.

Sir Penguin
06-04-2005, 10:01:22
Where did the time go? Satellites aren't all that new.

SP

Funko
06-04-2005, 10:06:35
The ones of Reading are nearly 10 years old. :(

Sir Penguin
06-04-2005, 10:20:13
I keep forgetting it's 2005, and the '90s aren't recent any more. :(

SP

Diss
06-04-2005, 11:01:46
sure seems like the 90's. Just today, I was listening to Alice in Chains on the radio. Granted, it was my own CD, but still.

Funko
06-04-2005, 11:04:50
Your own CD on the radio? Do you work at a radio station?

miester gandertak
06-04-2005, 11:06:03
:lol:
Oh man you are lame......

Funko
06-04-2005, 11:06:59
I'm not trying to be funny this time he just confused me.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-04-2005, 11:09:01
miester funkertak, retarded goink

Funko
06-04-2005, 11:10:57
If he's just listening to his own CD on a stereo why is that news?

:confused:

Drekkus
06-04-2005, 11:13:52
Somebody get me a satellite pic of rotterdam.

Funko
06-04-2005, 11:14:46
ok

http://imageatlas.globexplorer.com/ImageAtlas/view.do?group=ImageAtlas&lat=39.5276&lon=-97.142&zoom_level=1

Drekkus
06-04-2005, 11:20:37
How come I only get the homepage of that site when i click your links? I did it myself, but the very annoying logo is over my house.

Funko
06-04-2005, 11:21:30
Oh shit. I didn't realise that. How shit.

Just put rotterdam in the box and then select Netherlands for the country.

MoSe
06-04-2005, 11:21:43
OMG I SAW ZMAMA!!!!!

Diss
06-04-2005, 11:25:17
Originally posted by Funko
If he's just listening to his own CD on a stereo why is that news?

:confused:

why is anything news?

JM^3
06-04-2005, 11:29:41
umm... it doesn't put my house at the right spot

but I could still find it, it just doesn't know the right address..

JM

JM^3
06-04-2005, 11:33:29
it is definitely a couple of years old.. but I would say within 4 years...

I wonder if I can look for an alien abduction or a carchase or a drug field..

it would be nice to be able to zoom in a few more times..

JM
(you know this means that they can watch you all the time from anywhere.. their only problem is manpower)

Diss
06-04-2005, 11:34:42
yes, I just tried the address search.

It's one house off from mine- my next door neighbor.

that's okay by me. If someone wants to kill me, they'll kill my neighbor instead.

I only hope my neighbor doesn't have someone after him, and kills me instead. :)

MoSe
06-04-2005, 11:37:05
You have to get the pic address from its Properties
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Right above the t in 'DigitalGlobe' copyright, bottom left-of-center, is my condominium (darkgray roof, vertically oriented), with backyard garden and garages partially covered by the 'Gl' in the watermark.
You see it's not far from San Siro football stadium (right to the stadium is the trot horse racetrack)

From other details I'd say it's not older than a few years

bastards, they put in some session check...
I had copypasted that url in another bowser window and it worked, but I had the original still open....

MoSe
06-04-2005, 11:53:32
protein, I concur

protein
06-04-2005, 11:54:30
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zmama
06-04-2005, 11:55:39
Originally posted by MoSe
OMG I SAW ZMAMA!!!!!

Could you see what I was wearing?

MoSe
06-04-2005, 11:55:59
let's try with tinyurl...
http://tinyurl.com/4oabu
YAY!
I got an even better frame, it's now above the 'ig' in Digital

MoSe
06-04-2005, 11:58:32
Originally posted by zmama
Could you see what I was wearing?
Why, that's a trick question....
Nothing, of course, you were sunbathing by your backyard pool!

miester gandertak
06-04-2005, 11:58:44
it that a motherboard?

zmama
06-04-2005, 11:59:18
Nah I just went there...the image is too blurry to even make out my street

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-04-2005, 12:13:50
My office. :)

With a target mark. :nervous:

MoSe
06-04-2005, 12:16:48
Hmmmm.... what's that building in the form of a phallus with 3 testicles, on the left of your picture?
;)

LoD
06-04-2005, 12:19:42
:cute:

MDA
06-04-2005, 12:20:07
Cool, you really can see Venom from space.

MoSe
06-04-2005, 12:23:51
Originally posted by LoD
:cute:

Oh, sorry LoD, I should have understood it was YOU sunbathing.... :o

LoD
06-04-2005, 12:29:03
Yes, I'm stalking Dyl you see...

Resource Consumer
06-04-2005, 12:34:57
RC Towers :

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=521250&Y=179500&width=500&height=300&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&scale=5000&multimap.x=327&multimap.y=174

The Mad Monk
06-04-2005, 12:35:23
Who isn't?

King_Ghidra
06-04-2005, 12:39:37
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
RC Towers :



ah you're right next to the pump station

MoSe
06-04-2005, 12:44:54
He's the PumpSta Man?

Resource Consumer
06-04-2005, 12:53:54
Pump station is a little further away.......

Venom
06-04-2005, 13:18:31
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
My office. :)

With a target mark. :nervous:

Target locked.

KrazyHorse@home
06-04-2005, 13:56:26
They blur out the US Capitol building, but not the white house?

:hmm:

KrazyHorse@home
06-04-2005, 14:06:34
the pentagon is also there in high res

Venom
06-04-2005, 14:08:21
That's just all the hot air distorting the image.

MDA
06-04-2005, 14:10:16
:lol:

Venom
06-04-2005, 14:15:49
Dare I say...all the hot air rising.

MoSe
06-04-2005, 14:16:53
Funko says that it's the cold air sinking, INSTEAD :p

KrazyHorse@home
06-04-2005, 14:17:41
They also blur out a couple of buildings surrounding the US Capitol building:

Russell Senate Office Building
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hart Senate Office Building
Rayburn House Office Building
Longworth House Office Building
Cannon House Office Building

Venom
06-04-2005, 14:23:23
Halitosis fumes.

Drekkus
06-04-2005, 14:24:12
Dirk san!

self biased
06-04-2005, 19:09:51
Originally posted by Diss
the maps are a little old. I can tell because my city grows very, very fast. So I can guestimate what year the maps are by what roads are developed.

The area I'm looking at in particular is 215 (the northern part of the beltway) and Durango. Currently there is offramps and an interchange. This is not shown on the google satellite image.

But it does show the Vons which is just off the 215 east exit. And this Vons is only a couple years old.

it's old enough. the ruby tuesday's in my hometown had yet to be built, and it's been there for at least three years.

Lurker
06-04-2005, 19:35:17
Ooh, I found a good pic of Venom's house and apparently caught him outside doing something:

http://theunpopulist.blogs.com/the_unpopulist/images/blimp.jpg

Venom
06-04-2005, 19:55:55
Damn right I've got a sweet house.

Lurker
06-04-2005, 20:22:40
My post was so lame I'm gonna ban myself.

Drekkus
06-04-2005, 21:54:17
what's a ruby tuesday?

MDA
06-04-2005, 21:57:52
a restaurant chain - american food

HelloKitty
06-04-2005, 22:13:37
Originally posted by MDA
a restaurant chain - shitty food

Fixed that for you.

zmama
06-04-2005, 23:55:23
Never had the ~pleasure~

Greg W
07-04-2005, 00:47:03
And here I thought it was a Rolling Stones song...

jsorense
07-04-2005, 08:34:15
Greg W , the demiwit of CG.:rolleyes:

miester gandertak
07-04-2005, 08:43:57
it was hemiwit wasn't it

Greg W
07-04-2005, 13:05:13
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I love it when people don't even get insults right. :beer:

Funko
07-04-2005, 13:09:26
Bloody kiwi.

zmama
07-04-2005, 13:11:59
Yeah!
Can't stand em

MDA
07-04-2005, 13:12:04
Originally posted by HelloKitty
Fixed that for you.

A restaurant review from someone who gets sick no matter what she eats?

Greg W
07-04-2005, 13:20:12
Originally posted by Funko
Bloody kiwi. Bloody Irish!

Funko
07-04-2005, 13:24:38
Yay! :guinness:

Venom
07-04-2005, 13:52:49
Guinness results in bloody Irish.

Nav
07-04-2005, 13:56:51
Cool I found where I did Camp America, Quacumquasit Lake, Mass (near Sturbridge). You can even see the jetty where I used to take the speed boats out from. :D

miester gandertak
07-04-2005, 13:57:34
no i can't

Venom
07-04-2005, 14:19:16
Originally posted by Nav
Cool I found where I did Camp America, Quacumquasit Lake, Mass (near Sturbridge). You can even see the jetty where I used to take the speed boats out from. :D

To dump the bodies of all the campers you killed?