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#1 Black_Wolf

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:20 PM

people have told me that if you use this program called google earth you can see peoples houses from the map it gives you.

This is not true is it?

#2 AndyB

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:35 PM

This is not true is it?


It's true - for some parts of the planet. Use maps.google.com to find an address, and use the 'satellite' view and zoom in.  For parts of the world, you can zoom right in to see individual homes and cars on the roads.  Best resolution is probably about a 250-metre window (judging from the view of my street and house)
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#3 Black_Wolf

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:40 PM

Well do you have to know the address or road you are looking up?

#4 wildteen88

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:08 PM

You can use the street name, zip/postal code or town/city or even the co-ordanates etc, if google earth finds a match it'll start to zoom in to that location. It is really kool stuff. I must of spent about 5 hours straight on it when I first got it.

The images you see wont be recent they'll most probably be at least acouple of years old, however google does tend to update the images though. For me when I go to my house the picture that was taken was about 4-5 years ago. As my road was being resurfaced then.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:40 PM

the easiest, most exciting way to see the top of your house involves a case of beer and a stepladder. it's also up to date, too, as it's completely live.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!

#6 wildteen88

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:44 PM

the easiest, most exciting way to see the top of your house involves a case of beer and a stepladder. it's also up to date, too, as it's completely live.

lol!

#7 Daniel0

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:19 PM

It is really kool stuff.


"Google Earth Real-time" would be cooler :D

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:33 PM

"Google Earth Real-time" would be cooler :D

I doubt google could keep up with everyone accessing the 'live' maps of the nude beach at the same time.

however, when you see the geeks outside with their laptops, waving at the sky, it means Google managed it.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

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#9 Daniel0

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:36 PM

Yeah. It would require a ****load of satellites.

#10 redbullmarky

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:38 PM

Yeah. It would require a ****load of satellites.

and kleenex.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!




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