Google Maps Beta With Satellite Imaging

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by gonaads, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Has anyone checked this out?

    Google Maps has Sat imaging ta find all kinds of stuff. Kinda freaky. Unfortunately U.S. only.

    http://maps.google.com/
     
  2. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    EDIT: nm... found what you meant. That is cool!~
     
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Actually Google is using Keyhole

    keyhole


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    And it is worldwide... to a point.

    coverage
     
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  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    yah been playing with it the last 2 days. soo freaking coool allthough wish it went in one more zoom hehe. Is there anyother programs out there that can go any closer? or is that the set distance for general use?>
     
  5. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    ROFL! I was about to say "Are you sure it's not just Keyhole" before I edited my post...
     
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  6. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i think netryder posted something about this but anyway it seems really neat!
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    I think it's probably due to security reasons. Me thinks, anyway.

    There are also limitations on certain areas depicted by a green and/or dark green shading. You can zoom in normally but it is blured.
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I prefer TerraServer for satellite imaging. It zooms in much more...to the point where you can actually count the number of cars in a parking lot. ;)
    http://terraserver.microsoft.com/
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Just checked it out and to be honest looks same as googles. Only with google I can drag the map. :p
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    how do you get that close with googles?
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You don't. Google's is like 1 zoom less. But it's a beta, maybe later on it will change.
     
  12. Already posted before :D but pretty cool still
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Well then, I guess this revives it. :D
     
  14. yup :D nothing from google is old news
     
  15. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Nope, that is the max zoom they can do with the camera's on the sattelites.TerraServer uses the USGS (SP) aerial photograhs. Which seem to be quite old, at least for my house, 1995.

    If it was security, why can i easily check out the white house in washington DC? Or any of the other "secure locations" that were grayed out on other providers?
     
  16. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im using the trial view of keyhole 2. acually a pretty neat prog. check it out for 7 days. can get in alittle closer then use digital zoom in more lol .
     
  17. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Find a university campus. Look for a parking lot. Zoom in as much as you can on both of them. You'll see the difference. You can actually count the number of cars of each color with the TerraServer images. It's that clear. :)
     
  18. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Find me an example [link]. :p I tried it w/ my house and was better/closer w/ google IMHO.
     
  19. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Here's an example (it's a small part of the UCLA campus, by the way) :)

    Google image (maximum zoom):
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    TerraServer image showing the same level of detail:
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    TerraServer image (maximum zoom):
    [​IMG]

    What did you try?
     
  20. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Ok found a university. Look at both terraserver & google and looks like terraserver has a more "top down" shot where google is ever so slightly at an angle (hardly noticable). As for detail they are both just about the same zoom really. Google gets the edge though as it's in color and makes details a bit easier to see. :)