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My home on Google

  1. Jul 13, 2006 #1
    Here's a picture of my home, sweet home and neighbourhood as taken from a satellite used by the Google Earth software. It's the one with the red circle around it.
    Admire the lush greenery of God's Own Country, Kerala :approve:

    I agree the detail is a bit out, but I've figured that in major cities and in countries like the US, the detail is quite mindblowing (you can even distinguish cars from trucks !).

    In case you don't have the software, download it from http://www.googleearth.com

    C'mon let's see your neighbourhood too :biggrin:



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    ~ Albert Einstein
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    The maps were recently updated for many parts of the globe in June as part GE's first year anniversary.
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    I possess an apartment in the building indicated by the red arrow. This is a little town in the Pyrenees called "La Molina", famous for being a ski-resort. I go there from time to time to practice astronomy, the sky is free from pollution

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    I give you De Pijp :smile:

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    Did you guys know that in some of the best places, such as downtown New York and Paris, you can see individual people?

    Drat! They don't seem to have upgraded MY area. Vehicle-scale resolution ends just a mile short of my house on the outskirts of Toronto Canada.

    Hey, something we used to do in Geography class when looking at photos like this is try to ascertain as much as possible about when the photo was taken.

    Can you tell (without looking at the datestamp):
    - what year?
    - what season?
    - what day of the week (weekday/weekend)?
    - what time of day?

    I know the pic of my area was taken this year, since I can see new buildings under construction.

    And I can tell it was taken in the last couple of weeks of April or first weeks of May. All the sailing school boats at the local marina are already in the water, while none of private boats are.

    And since there are big rigs on the highways and cars in parking lots of offices, it must have been taken on a weekday.

    And I know by the shadows that it was taken between 10AM and 11AM.

    I've nailed it down to a one-hour window on, at most, 20 possible days.

    HAH! But now I know that this map is a FAKE! The cop with the radar at the Lakeshore Blvd. exit from Gardiner Expwy is not there. AND HE'S ALWAYS $*@!#&$ THERE!
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  11. Jul 15, 2006 #10
    I love cities. There is an air of empire to it.
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    I already showed that, or is it not good enough?
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    France...could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.

    - The Da Vinci Code

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    Sorry, guess I missed that.
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    "Thews something wewy scwewy going on heyw...":tongue2: (my best Elmer Fudd)

    See the semicircular building at far left? Centre on it.
    Look at all the buildings adjacent to the semicircular building.
    What's wrong with this picture?
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    Any Easter Eggs in Google Earth.

    It flys to Area 51 but nothing interesting there, anything else?

    I also typed in OBL - but even Google can't find him!!! :tongue:
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    MSN's latest mapping project has aerial photography - they flew airplanes around major metro areas to take the pictures. My house is the one on the right in the building in the middle.

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    I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but all of them are accessable only from the water.
  20. Jul 20, 2006 #19
    Wow this msn is great!

    My house "targeted" in red....3...2...1....BOOOOOM! :biggrin:

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    Wow, talk about vertigo. I almost puked on my keyboard! :blushing: You're right -- it looks like two different perspectives melded together on a horizontal line. If you zoom all the way out on that image, you can almost make out where the two images were joined. Same shadows, but different image perspective on the fly-over.
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