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Posted: 06-Apr-2005, 03:17 PM
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Maps are great for getting around, but online maps could be a lot better. So Google decided to make dynamic, interactive maps that are draggable ? no clicking and waiting for graphics to reload each time you want to view the adjacent parts of a map. Want to be able to type in the name of a region or neighborhood and see any part of it as easily as with a regular street map? Now you can with Google Maps.

And by using the Satellite version of the maps you can actually see the trees and rivers, and maybe even the roof of your house.

http://maps.google.com/maps

Attached is the view of the home of Shamalama (obviously taken BEFORE I built my house last year).


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One feature I really like about google maps is the ease of generating driving directions. You just enter "location to location" and the map is redrawn showing the route with the normal turn by turn directions on the right.

Another somewhat useful feature is finding businesses in a given town. For instance, "seafood restaurant, atlanta ga" puts a bunch of pushpins on the map at restaurants with "seafood" in their name. Clicking on the pushpin gives you the address and phone number and a way to get directions to the restaurant.

It is all tres cool. thumbs_up.gif thumbs_up.gif thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 06-Apr-2005, 09:12 PM
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I was checking the Google Sat. maps today. Very impressive! The quality and clarity is much better than some other "free" and paid versions out there.

I think I can even see my white van on the street.


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Goodbye Mapquest...Hello Google. Thanks Shamalama. Sattelite picture was taken when I was home as well. My van is in the driveway.


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Its kinda sur-real to see a picture of your neighborhood and house. The local setting and roads, highway, ocean....My where we go swimming on the beach it drops off very quickly to dark blue! wink.gif

Google seems to be coming our with some great applications. I just worry that what makes google so good will change. I like the simple pages without the clutter!
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Congrats Google and thanks to Shamalama for letting us in on this!
I use mapping alot for my job. This will help.
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Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Zoom in once more and pan around. You can see the ferries running to the Magic Kingdom out on the lagoon. Unfortunately, the high resolution only reaches the northern half of Epcot, so you cannot look at the other parks. What you can see in the Magic Kingdom is great.
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that is just so cool!
But the satellite can't zoom in....let me work on it a bit and add some markers and such to it and I will post it...heehee, I found a new toy to play with.....lol!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

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My business address is:
2100 Central Cargo Cir, Atlanta, GA 30354

The pointer thingie is about 100 yards off, but it's close enough. My building is the white-top rectangular building southwest of the pointer. My truck is not in it's usual place, so I imagine this photo was taken on the weekend.

Scroll around a bit to see a nice view of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
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OMG that's COOL! I feel like a secret agent using satellite to track someone!
The only thing is, I live in such a Rural area, I couldn't zoom in as well as some of the other places. Drat. Oh well. At least I got a better idea of the lay of the land where I live now! biggrin.gif


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I'll probably go to prison over this, but I did a Google Map of Washington, DC. Most of the city is very detailed, but the White House and surrounding buildings has been colored over, and the Capital and surrounding buildings have been pixelated out. The Pentagon is in full clarity. Very interesting.



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QUOTE (Shamalama @ 12-Apr-2005, 08:33 AM)
I'll probably go to prison over this, but I did a Google Map of Washington, DC. Most of the city is very detailed, but the White House and surrounding buildings has been colored over, and the Capital and surrounding buildings have been pixelated out. The Pentagon is in full clarity. Very interesting.

The politicians (who make the rules) know who they want to protect. And it ain't us. bangin.gif


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QUOTE (Shamalama @ 12-Apr-2005, 09:33 AM)
I did a Google Map of Washington, DC. Most of the city is very detailed, but the Capital and surrounding buildings have been pixelated out. The Pentagon is in full clarity. Very interesting.

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Ah. Cool. I saw this a few weeks back, and found my parents farm in Nova Scotia. smile.gif

Some of you may have heard me talk about my Avalon, Brock island on the lake out back. That's it. Makes me wonder why I ever left.

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