Microsoft's earth deletes Apple HQ


emw

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Aug 2, 2004
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What's interesting is that the image of my house is exactly the same on Google and MSN - I can tell because the cars on the road are the same in both images.

So do they both get images from multiple sources?
 

JeffTL

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Dec 18, 2003
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Not only pre-9/11 NYC imagery, but pre-Apple Cupertino imagery?

Sounds like they need to buy some new satellite photos.
 

SiliconAddict

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Jun 19, 2003
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Blackheart said:
I don't think they've actually deleted it. Seems to me that they just have old images.

Yah MS’s satellite picts are obscenely out of date. The freaking Met center where the MN North Stars use to play is still standing and the Maul of America is still being built. :eek: Terraserver was good at the time for casual browsing but if you are going to link sat photoes to mapping software you need something that is a little newer then 10+ years.
 

ham_man

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Jan 21, 2005
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I think that the 9/11 part is what we should be talking about...

As for Infinite Loop being destroyed, can Apple put a blank spot on Redmond? :rolleyes:
 

Sirus The Virus

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May 12, 2005
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On the Google maps my High school was just beginning construction. And that was about 5 or 6 years ago! But Apple's HQ has been there for a while. There is something fishy about this.
 

macidiot

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Aug 13, 2002
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as usual with anything from Microsoft, one should wait for the service pack. ;) Its junk until at least rev 3. And of course, in typical Microsoft fashion, they are little behind the times...
 

azdude

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Sep 27, 2003
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macidiot said:
as usual with anything from Microsoft, one should wait for the service pack. ;) Its junk until at least rev 3. And of course, in typical Microsoft fashion, they are little behind the times...
A little... yikes. Cupertino HQ was built in '92-'93. Those are OLD photos, or somebody had some fun.
 

SiliconAddict

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Sirus The Virus said:
On the Google maps my High school was just beginning construction. And that was about 5 or 6 years ago! But Apple's HQ has been there for a while. There is something fishy about this.
Nothing fishy. MS's maps are just out of date. Also satellite photos aren't taken overnight. Many of the pictures even on google's sites span at least a decade. Heck take a look at Washington DC. You will see adjoining areas that are under construction in one area and are newly renovated in others. Its just the way things work until Google can take a snapshot of the entire world all at once. Damn that would be cool.
 

SiliconAddict

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azdude said:
A little... yikes. Cupertino HQ was built in '92-'93. Those are OLD photos, or somebody had some fun.

The maps are from http://terraserver.microsoft.com/

Apple Campus

Image Information:
Projection: North American Datum 1983 / UTM Zone 10N
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Resolution: 1.000 meters per pixel
Size: 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels high
Type: Digital Ortho-Quadrangles (digitized and othro-rectified aerial photographs)
Aerial Photo 10/30/1991

MS has had terra server around for years. They simply slapped the data that was on it into their mapping software and called it crap....
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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am I the only one that found M$'s virtual earth really, really counter intuative? Maby I've just used google maps too much but the the M$ version didn't seem to want to operate very smooth/easy.
 

quackattack

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Aug 13, 2004
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Geez, talk about paranoid. I mean honestly, they had to have some sort of meeting where they discussed not showing Apple HQ. Its not like it is Area 51 or something :rolleyes: .
 

cr2sh

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May 28, 2002
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SiliconAddict said:
The maps are from http://terraserver.microsoft.com/

Apple Campus

Image Information:
Projection: North American Datum 1983 / UTM Zone 10N
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Resolution: 1.000 meters per pixel
Size: 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels high
Type: Digital Ortho-Quadrangles (digitized and othro-rectified aerial photographs)
Aerial Photo 10/30/1991

MS has had terra server around for years. They simply slapped the data that was on it into their mapping software and called it crap....
Indeed. I'm quite certain that MS has nothing to do with this.. but it is funny that if you go east 15miles, the ortho photos are a little more recent (1998).
 

IJ Reilly

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Jul 16, 2002
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IIRC, the terraserver aerials are old Soviet spy satellite data, so most of it will predate 1990. Google seems to have better and more recent coverages.