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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?

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[quote author=Black_Wolf link=topic=112251.msg455473#msg455473 date=1161451238]
This is not true is it?
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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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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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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.

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[quote author=redbullmarky link=topic=112251.msg455515#msg455515 date=1161456029]
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.
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lol!

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[quote author=wildteen88 link=topic=112251.msg455499#msg455499 date=1161454122]
It is really kool stuff.
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"Google Earth Real-time" would be cooler :D

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[quote author=Daniel0 link=topic=112251.msg456316#msg456316 date=1161613140]
"Google Earth Real-time" would be cooler :D
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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.

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[quote author=Daniel0 link=topic=112251.msg456332#msg456332 date=1161614183]
Yeah. It would require a ****load of satellites.
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and kleenex.

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