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anyone checked out google maps lately?

I think someone posted this link a little while back

maps.google.com

really cool click&drag panning feature. Well now they added satellite photos. In the upper right you can switch from map to satellite. REAL cool stuff.

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Yes!....Google rules.

Defintely coded by tech savvy people for quick and fast usage. Not the clucnky interfaces that other search engines have.

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Thats awesome, I sent them an email begging for sat photos like that months ago.

talk about an awesome way to plan group ride routes




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Yes!....Google rules.

Defintely coded by tech savvy people for quick and fast usage. Not the clucnky interfaces that other search engines have.
ditto
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As a web developer I've been following the technology they used to make this site since it was released. It's been around for a while, but it exploded when people realized what it's capable of in the hands of a company like Google. The trouble is it uses javascript extensively, so if you have it turned off in your browser, the developer(s) have to jump through hoops to support everyone. I wish everybody would just download firefox and all would be right in the world
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OMG, I just used google maps last week to get directions to Putnam Park.

Never again! I didn't notice at the time but instead of giving me directions to 5251 S. CR 550 E. like I asked, it gave me directions to 5251 W CR-550 N.

I wound up in the middle of some farms on a road that was only 1 mile long and no Putnam Park in sight. Had to backtrack for like 20 mins after finally figuring out that the map was just flat out wrong, and to make matters worse the road that it put me on was so muddy that I spent my first hour on the track wiping down my bike because the thing was just completely covered in mud.

Fortunately I didn't miss much since the morning sessions were really wet and cold anyways, but I'm gonna stick with good old Mapquest from now on.

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I can see Tony's houseD

Wish they had Chicagos level of detail for my area. Here you can barely make out roads.
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if the satelite pis were only real time..
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BTW has anyone checked out Area 51? You can actually see the base that doesnt exist.
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I can see Tony's houseD

Wish they had Chicagos level of detail for my area. Here you can barely make out roads.
Hahahah you can see that my truck was in the driveway that day too.




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Pretty cool - thanks for the link!
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OMG, I just used google maps last week to get directions to Putnam Park.

Never again! I didn't notice at the time but instead of giving me directions to 5251 S. CR 550 E. like I asked, it gave me directions to 5251 W CR-550 N.

I wound up in the middle of some farms on a road that was only 1 mile long and no Putnam Park in sight. Had to backtrack for like 20 mins after finally figuring out that the map was just flat out wrong, and to make matters worse the road that it put me on was so muddy that I spent my first hour on the track wiping down my bike because the thing was just completely covered in mud.

Fortunately I didn't miss much since the morning sessions were really wet and cold anyways, but I'm gonna stick with good old Mapquest from now on.

I have noticed that with a couple of known routes it doesnt necesarily give the best directions. I use it more just for the map feature. I love the ability to pan around the surrouding areas and just kind of find my route that way. If i wanna be told turn by turn i still use mapquest. But when i saw that sat photo thing today i couldnt stop!

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this was on the news today. apparently people are complaining that there are security issues with being able to see someones house with such detail... apparently you can view 1600 pennsylvania ave with that detail, too....
hmmmm....

falls under "i don't give a shit, but I guess other people might..."
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this was on the news today. apparently people are complaining that there are security issues with being able to see someones house with such detail... apparently you can view 1600 pennsylvania ave with that detail, too....
hmmmm....

falls under "i don't give a shit, but I guess other people might..."

WTF...teraserver has been around forever, and it actually shows a littlie more detail (read: closer) than Google satellitle maps do.

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Used Google maps to find a nice twisty road by here - it looked too good to be true. I rode out there, and found out it was a bicycle trail. And yes, I was tempted.....
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