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Google Earth 5.0 (beta), available today at http://earth.google.com/ adds all the stuff BELOW sea level, which previously didn't exist in Google Earth. More about what's been added and what this means at this story in the New York Times (nytimes.com).

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They also added a "Historical Imagery" feature which lets you look back several decades on some areas. Watch suburban explosion/white flight!

This thing is just incredible. They took the single largest time-wasting toy of my adult lifetime and made it like 400% more of a time waster. My productivity is doomed.

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Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by StingArmy
    They also added a "Historical Imagery" feature which lets you look back several decades on some areas. Watch suburban explosion/white flight!

    This thing is just incredible. They took the single largest time-wasting toy of my adult lifetime and made it like 400% more of a time waster. My productivity is doomed.
Agreed on all counts.

Last night, I time-traveled back and forth between Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1993 and present-time Turner Field. That was pretty cool. If you dont already know why, here's a hint: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=33.737313,-84.388883&spn=0.007494,0.013819&z=16

I'm tempted to install this at work, but then I'd REALLY be in trouble.



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Before I install this, I have a question concerning below sea level imagery: does that include discovered shipwrecks and other things like that.

As a side note: I found out that the Google Maps program also supports local transit. Even though it's not accurate, it's still awesome. I love those guys.



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Not sure about the oceanic imagery, but as someone that works in the Satellite Imagery business and has for some 15+ years, colour me not all that impressed.

I may be in the minority, but since I have lived in mostly smaller cities and towns, the Historical Imagery option doesn't do much for me, as they don't have any historical imagery to use... There is some interesting things there if you are looking for specifics, but in general, they could've done better.

There are many things that they could do so much better. When I type in known locations, the system is not very accurate in finding them. One of the hardest things in our industry is positional accuracy and Google is not very good.

There are also so many images used that have high amounts of cloud cover. There are many methodologies these days to clean this up.

Finally, the "patchwork" look of things could be made much better. When looking at an overview of the entire U.S., I would expect them to show something a little more pleasing to the eyes. I understand that they may not have great imagery for everywhere, but I would've expected more, especially in the U.S. I could build an entire image of the U.S. that looks better than that.

Anyhow, it's all right, but as someone in that field, it could be so much better...

If you haven't looked at Microsoft's version of things, some of the imagery is so much better. Some is not, but you can try it at:

http://maps.live.com







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    Originally posted by haz

    Finally, the "patchwork" look of things could be made much better. When looking at an overview of the entire U.S., I would expect them to show something a little more pleasing to the eyes. I understand that they may not have great imagery for everywhere, but I would've expected more, especially in the U.S. I could build an entire image of the U.S. that looks better than that.





DC is really odd like that. If you go back to the 1940s there are some REALLY old maps of The Mall and around the White House and the Capitol. It take until about 1993 that most of the area is finally mapped out, and about 2002 where they have color maps (I'm sure that's because they finally had a nice hi rez color satellite in orbit)

It was odd how they filled out the area. They started with the Frederick, MD area bout 30-40 miles north west and worked their way into the city.



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The recent bit of fanhouse.com being gutted and basically sold as a new brand for Sporting News points to choice A, but the Business Insider article from earlier last week (and linked inside your link)
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