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Google Maps Beta With Satellite Imaging

VenomXt

Blame me for the RAZR's
#4
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?>
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
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#7
VenomXt said:
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?>

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.
 

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#15
gonaads said:
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.
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?
 

VenomXt

Blame me for the RAZR's
#16
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
Xie said:
Just checked it out and to be honest looks same as googles. Only with google I can drag the map. :p
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. :)
 

Xie

- geek -
#18
NetRyder said:
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. :)
Find me an example [link]. :p I tried it w/ my house and was better/closer w/ google IMHO.
 
#19
Here's an example (it's a small part of the UCLA campus, by the way) :)

Google image (maximum zoom):


TerraServer image showing the same level of detail:


TerraServer image (maximum zoom):


What did you try?
 

Xie

- geek -
#20
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. :)
 

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