Windows Live Local gets street-level imagery!

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  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If 45-degree "Eagle Eye" aerial imagery wasn't close enough to the ground for you, here's something even closer. The Virtual Earth team has now started rolling out street-level imagery into the new Windows Live Local Tech Preview.

    It's only available for the Seattle and San Fransisco areas at the moment, but damn, you can "drive" around the city with your keyboard, and see what it would look like from the windshield of a car! :eek:

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  2. falconguard

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    Now that is nice! Can we catch some air on the hills of Castro and
    Alameda. Gonna want to cruise the restauraunts.
     
  3. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    It's like a game :D
     
  4. sean.ferguson

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    sweet, this is what im looking for. This would make understanding directions so much easier!
     
  5. NetRyder

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    It's really a huge undertaking. Apparently, the Seattle area alone consists of ~10 million images!
    I thought aerial imagery would be hard. But this is insane... :D
     
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    wait... look at the "pick your view" section.... Can I select a "tricked out Escalade"? And will my view nod as I play insanly loud rap music :p
     
  7. NetRyder

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    That's what that little Feedback button is for. Send it in, just for kicks! :p
     
  8. falconguard

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    Why not? and you get the picture of the cop handing you a ticket for violating noise ordnances also:laugh:
     
  9. omg its nlm

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    wow thats cool!
     
  10. Johnny

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    That is really cool. I wonder if I can use it to spy on my hot next door neighbor ?? lol
     
  11. Sazar

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    I smell another baptism coming up.

    :smoker:
     
  12. NetRyder

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    Hahaha. :laugh:
     
  13. Johnny

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    LMAO !!! I'm kidding dude lol .. :p
     
  14. Henyman

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    wow that looks really good, but must have taken aaaaaages to get all the pics.
     
  15. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Google Earth (I think it was), also got rather close with the imaging detail...

    As long as someone can't read the time off our wrist watch, we should be fine :D However, after they do, time to stop looking up... Anyone who's watched Enemy of the State before, will probably know what I'm alluding too :D