Ariel view of your home and more

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    TerraServer contains 3.3 tera-bytes of high resolution USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps. You can locate imagery by clicking on the map above, entering a city or town name in the "Search TerraServer" form at the top of the page, or entering a U.S. street address. Click on Advanced Find to see other methods for searching our imagery database.

    If you go to the home page there is the world to search.

    http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/address.aspx
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I've been using TerraServer for a couple years now. Free area and site maps for my school projects. :D

    Of course now I get that stuff from the city, but we pay for it. Still, it's a whole new perspective on your neighborhood. Anyone who hasn't worked with ariel photography of places they know should check this out.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i used to use Terraserver all the time, then our company hooked up with an account to another place, so we get our 3m Res photos from them.

    Aerial* ;)
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    wow, I got my house at .25 meter resolution....

    looks like I'm going to have to do some photoshopping and make a cool city poster :D

    D
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Mapquest used to have very nice color aerial photographs. I just checked their site however, and didn't see the feature anymore. It's a shame, they were nice.
     
  7. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, from that height, my house still looks like crap.
     
  8. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    I wonder how old the pictures are? I looked up my dad's house and it looked like it was at least 5-8 years old as the surrounding area is different now. Still cool though!
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i think some of the photos are as much as 10-15 years old, i know they're in the process of updating them continuously... it must be a hell of a task to photograph the entire country at that magnification...

    paul
     
  10. krimson macrumors 65816

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    If you wanna shell out $30, ill get you a color 1m (36"x36" print), that's no more than 3 months old. ;)
     
  11. m4rc macrumors 6502

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    I can't find this, only America and Canada. Or am I missing something?
     
  12. Mantat macrumors 6502a

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    Any site like this but for the rest of the world? Or at least Canada?
     
  13. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    For some reason I cannot zoom in more than a couple of meters whenever I enter an address. I did manage to find a decent picture of Saint Augustine, though. You can even see the college and the fort from the picture, it's pretty cool. The scale seems so strange, though. I am only a couple of miles from the beach but the photo makes it look as if it were in another zip code.
     

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  14. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    The photo of my "house" is from 1994. Pretty funny, cause my house was in the process of being built then. Basically there's a big hole in teh ground in the sub development I live in.

    BEN
     
  15. Doctor Q Administrator

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  16. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thank you Doctor Q, very nice, it's just the way I would expected. I will admit I'm a little disappointed, thought that I was going to see the Doctor Q Castle! ;)
     
  17. Doctor Q Administrator

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    OK, sure. I live on my own private island off the California coast.
     
  18. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Which cell is yours...I mean...bayfront view...
     
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It looks as though my lawn was really dry in 2002. The pointer seemed to be looking at another house down the street. I guess I'll be in luck if they try to fry me from orbit. :D

    (I thought we were going to see Ariel, The Little Mermaid.)
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    C-block, er..., I mean yes, a nice view. But the basement is always flooding! (You're sharp, Powerbook G5! ;))


    She lives right near me.
     

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  21. vniow macrumors G4

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    Mmmm...she's soooo hot.

    Mmmm....
     
  22. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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  23. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

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    now I can see just how far I'll be moving, soon...
     

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  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Those images aren't that great - I guess I'm lucky to have mine in color.

    I used to live here

    Actually across the street from the pin, but the quality of the image is great.

    D
     
  25. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    Starting with your old location, I clicked my way across the river to the Mall area of DC. I was slightly surprised to see that a number of building images had been altered: the Whitehouse roof is artificially clean, the executive office building next to it is blurred, and the Capitol building as been blurred so that it only looks reasonably good at 4m resolution. I understand why this has been done, but still found it interesting.

    Anyway, as they say in Warcraft (and as one said once on Enterprise, in a holodeck-like chamber), "I can see my house from here!" :D (no, not the the DC area)
     

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