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Zeruel
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#21 Posted on 9.4.05 1028.34
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HA! They won't even let you zoom in on it. Those sneeky devils.
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#22 Posted on 9.4.05 1705.44
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Actually, that was the Bay Bridge.

This is the gate
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Golden+Gate+Bridge,Ca&sll=37.817602,-122.471895&spn=0.020514,0.029440&sspn=0.020514,0.029440&t=k&hl=en
- Pan down and see the 11 large red-topped buildings with a ball field at the north of the courtyard. I lived in the southrnmost one for about 2 years when I was in the Army there in SF. It's a park building now.

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#23 Posted on 9.4.05 2008.56
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Good god, I can't get enough of this. Let's do football stadiums, shall we?

NFC East
Giants Stadium
FedEx Field
Lincoln Financial Field
Texas Stadium

NFC North
Ford Field
Lambeau Field
Metrodome
Soldier Field

NFC South
Bank of America Stadium
Georgia Dome
Raymond James Stadium
Superdome

NFC West
3Com Park (during a game)
Edward Jones Dome
Qwest Field
Sun Devil Stadium

AFC East
Dolphins Stadium
Giants Stadium
Gillette Stadium
Ralph Wilson Stadium

AFC North
Cleveland Browns Stadium
Heinz Field
M&T Bank Stadium
Paul Brown Stadium

AFC South
Alltel Stadium
The Coliseum
RCA Dome
Reliant Stadium

AFC West
Arrowhead Stadium
Invesco Field
McAfee Coliseum
Qualcomm Stadium

(edited by sweetroll on 9.4.05 2114)
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#24 Posted on 9.4.05 2012.45
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I can see Guru's house from there!



(And your Oakland Colisseum link leads to Arrowhead. Are you saying the Chiefs own the Raiders?
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#25 Posted on 9.4.05 2015.15
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Are you saying the Chiefs own the Raiders?


I'm poignant and I didn't even know it. It's fixed.
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#26 Posted on 9.4.05 2017.23
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The Black Hole looks ugly.
And is that Gillete Stadium just being built or Foxboro Stadium being torn down?

(edited by Mr. Boffo on 9.4.05 2020)
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#27 Posted on 10.4.05 0108.25
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Based on the design of the western stadium looking a lot like Gillette seating charts, I think they're tearing down Foxboro Stadium.

Other stuff I noticed:
- I guess that's the Linc under construction. The Phillies' park is still a big vacant lot.
- Only grainy, faraway stills in Green Bay, Cincinnati, Nashville
- Soldier Field was completely destroyed... must be early 2002.
- That pic of San Fran during a game is just plain cool.
- The St. Louis pick is old, from the TWA Dome days. So, 2002 at the latest.
- Reliant Stadium still under construction.
- Arrowhead is in the middle of freaking nowhere.

Honestly, I could spend hours poking around. The biggest kick I had was click-and-dragging from Dolphins Stadium, up the Turnpike, exiting on two expressways, and finding my house. I guess I get a big kick out of the Interstate interchanges... you really don't appreciate the beauty of their construction until you see them from above. I go through this monstrosity every day, but never think of it as more than a quick exit.
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#28 Posted on 10.4.05 1126.42
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I can see the li'l block along the river just south of Georgia-Pacific's (or as old men like me still call it, "Fort Howard") mill where my parents' house is...but dammit, not enough resolution.

Somewhere there's a Homeland Security spy satellite not doing its job. :-)
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#29 Posted on 10.4.05 2200.14
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    Originally posted by sweetroll
    I go through this monstrosity every day, but never think of it as more than a quick exit.


Ah, don't impress me! I do This one



(edited by AWArulz on 10.4.05 2300)
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#30 Posted on 11.4.05 0837.33
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The stuff is pretty good overall... As someone who works looking at these all day long, every day, the speed of loading and panning is outstanding.

I work for a company that create software for doing just that, and the ability to do what they do at the speed they are doing it is outstanding.

As for the questions about detail, there are more detailed classified satellites for sure, every government has their own...

There are a few problems(see the link below and see an obvious seam), but as this is only BETA version and I am sure they will work it out and update as they can...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+West+Wilmot+St,Richmond+Hill,+Ontario&spn=0.008444,0.008723&t=k&hl=en

I would have expected more high-resolution detail over a greater expanse, but they have done their best with what they have. I am sure that Digital Globe, who is providing the data via MDA will give them more up-to-date data as requested.

http://www.digitalglobe.com/sample_imagery.shtml for more image data of different places in the world.

Some very cool ones!!!




(edited by haz on 11.4.05 0941)
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#31 Posted on 11.4.05 1800.27
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Arenas aren't much better than domes. But the hockey shrine looks great from space too.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=maple+leaf+gardens+toronto&ll=43.661824,-79.380019&spn=0.005257,0.007660&t=k&hl=en

(edited by anibanging on 11.4.05 1900)
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#32 Posted on 11.4.05 2011.38
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    Originally posted by anibanging
    But the hockey shrine looks great from space too.


Naw,the shrine has been turned into a 22-plex.

*sob*

(fortunately it's just another blob on that particular "satellite image").

It's okay, though, because I saw Gretzky play at the Forum before they closed it. Two notches on the stick for that one... :)
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#33 Posted on 11.4.05 2129.33
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    Originally posted by sweetroll
    Based on the design of the western stadium looking a lot like Gillette seating charts, I think they're tearing down Foxboro Stadium.



Nope other way around. They are building Gillette. Foxborough was right next to Rt 1.

http://www.satelite.com/famous/football/patriots.jpg

This site has all the stadiums too and it seems more up to date on a few of them.
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#34 Posted on 11.4.05 2216.09
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Here we have "The Mousetrap" in Denver.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=I-70+%26+i-25,Denver&ll=39.780884,-104.989221&spn=0.010343,0.015213&t=k&hl=en

This is actually the smoothly running (ha!) completed version.

    Originally posted by Interstate-Guide.com
    Between May 1987 and December 2003, the Interstate 70/Interstate 25 interchange (locally known as the "Mousetrap") was reconstructed to its current configuration at a cost of $269 million. This project provided for the reconstruction of several segments of Interstate 70 in its approaches to Interstate 25. The last section that was completed was the Interstate 70 viaduct from Brighton Boulevard west to Interstate 25. Built in 1951 when Interstate 70 was known as East 46th Avenue, the Mousetrap grew to connect to Interstate 70 in the mid-1960s and later became a source of traffic delays due to a design that was inadequate to handle traffic volumes in excess of 416,000 vehicles annually through the interchange.


That's right folks - the Mousetrap was under constant construction for SIXTEEN YEARS. What a traffic nightmare.

-Jag

I wish I could remember where in West Virginia this was, but one of my construction buddies showed me a picture of this GIGANTIC interstate on-ramp clover leaf that was in the middle of nowhere. Mutliple lanes and multiple loops for absolutely no one to drive on.

(edited by Jaguar on 11.4.05 2316)
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#35 Posted on 11.4.05 2228.39
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    I wish I could remember where in West Virginia this was, but one of my construction buddies showed me a picture of this GIGANTIC interstate on-ramp clover leaf that was in the middle of nowhere. Mutliple lanes and multiple loops for absolutely no one to drive on.

    (edited by Jaguar on 11.4.05 2316)


That sounds like Corridor H in the Eastern part of WV in the mountains.
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#36 Posted on 12.4.05 0943.57
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Experience Music Project and Space Needle (maps.google.com)
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#37 Posted on 12.4.05 0946.10
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And KeyArena, too!
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#38 Posted on 12.4.05 1107.56
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How old are these maps? Because I scrolled over from the Space Needle, and there's a big pile of dirt where my apartment should be. And it's been built for a little over a year.
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#39 Posted on 12.4.05 1124.04
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I'm having trouble trying to look at Rome. After the Pope's death I re-read Angels and Demons, some of the points they reference must look pretty good from satellite, I was wondering how well they lined up.
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#40 Posted on 12.4.05 1126.21
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    Originally posted by Battlezone
    How old are these maps?
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