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Better than Google Earth

Discussion in 'Gouge' started by usmcecho4, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. usmcecho4

    usmcecho4 Registered User None

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    http://local.live.com/ Be sure to click on the "Bird's Eye View". You can see your car in your driveway. It's nuts.

    Semper Fi,
    usmcecho4
     
  2. C-Mike

    C-Mike Registered User

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    ^^
    Good find, pretty cool. I hope though that when using "Bird's Eye View," they create greater ability to navigate the image and zoom out. It seems that there exists essentially only two zoom modes (+ & -), both of which are quite close in.

    Anyone tried using the 3D Map/View function?
     
  3. usmcecho4

    usmcecho4 Registered User None

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    Totally agree on that zoom thing. As far as 3-D is concerned it only works in big cities and looks pretty good but definitely looks like flight sim sort of stuff. Much better than google earth's 3-d though.

    Semper Fi,
    usmcecho4
     
  4. BurghGuy

    BurghGuy Master your ego, and you own your destiny.

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    These photos must've been taken like a year ago, cuz I looked up my parents house, and sure enough the house next door that was torn down last fall, is still there... and my truck is still sitting in their driveway!... (it's now actually in my driveway 1000 miles away)

    It's like looking back in time!!
     
  5. Brett327

    Brett327 Well-Known Member Super Moderator None Contributor

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    Wow, I can see the BBQ on my patio. Is this from satellite or areal imagery?

    Edit: The imagery from Whidbey has my neighborhood under construction - at least 12 years old.

    Brett
     
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    Gatordev Well-Known Member Site Admin Contributor None

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    As for the topic on hand... I can zoom in closer than Google Maps, but according to MS, my house hasn't been built yet. Just an empty bunch of lots that haven't been cleared yet.
     
  7. Intruder Driver

    Intruder Driver All Weather Attack None

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    I recently returned from Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle where I was given a sneak peek at Virtual Earth, which will roll out soon. It is unbelievable.
     
  8. Brett327

    Brett327 Well-Known Member Super Moderator None Contributor

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    How does it differ from Google's version? I presume it uses some of the same imagery data.

    Brett
     
  9. PropStop

    PropStop Kool-Aid free since 2001. Contributor None

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    I am not seeing the birds eye view function, where is it?
     
  10. RHPF

    RHPF KSNA 059/2048 Contributor None

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    The Birdseye Function is by the zoom slider. It is the icon with the skyscrapers on it.

    BTW using the line drawing toolbar you can use the maps to determine distances (the multi-dot plot tool). Using that I determined it is 83 yards from my house to the water at low tide. Cool website :)
     
  11. Brett327

    Brett327 Well-Known Member Super Moderator None Contributor

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    Also, it only works in very limited areas where they have aerial photography vice the satellite data.

    Brett
     
  12. usmcecho4

    usmcecho4 Registered User None

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    skidz adrenaline junky

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    Haha! I checked out my school on the local live deal and that pic is not only black and white but around 25 to 30 years old!
     
  14. Semper Jump Jet

    Semper Jump Jet Ninja smoke...POOF. None

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    Damn, my lawn looks like crap.
     
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    I found my red camaro in the driveway of an ex-girlfriend's house from 6 years ago. I don't think these pictures are very current. Unless she is with another guy with a red camaro.....
     

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