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Old 12-13-2007, 05:11 PM   #15
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I have found that with some map sites if you rotate the image you get one from a different time...at least on my house you do. Just tried to do it with Google and they don't seem to have a rotate option....
The Google Maps web site doesn't appear to have a rotate function, but the Google Earth program lets you spin and tilt your viewing angle any way you want. That won't change the map data, just the way it's viewed. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean your can look at your trailer from the side... it's still just two-dimensional data except for buildings in some major cities and a few popular landmark locations.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:19 PM   #16
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I see the same photo in Google Maps and Google Earth. It shows my old trailer, the Compact Jr. in it's storage space at work, and my Fiber Stream parked on the street where I first saw it, before I bought it. That would date the photo about May of 2005.
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Seems like I heard somewhere along the line that the Govt wouldn't let them have access or post current Sat pics for security reasons. Guess it would make sense if true, as it would make planning bad stuff doable from a couch anywhere you could get internet.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:53 PM   #18
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We live in a regular tract neighborhood. It's pretty easy to spot the Casita on the driveway.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:07 AM   #19
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Chris, you have two great ideas showing in the photo. A fiberglass Rv in front, and in the back, a USFS approved fire suppression pond ! He, He.
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The Google Maps web site doesn't appear to have a rotate function, but the Google Earth program lets you spin and tilt your viewing angle any way you want. That won't change the map data, just the way it's viewed. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean your can look at your trailer from the side... it's still just two-dimensional data except for buildings in some major cities and a few popular landmark locations.
I did some playing around with that function when I first downloaded it. Mt. St Helens looks REALLY cool! You can pull up a very nice 3D look into the crater.

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Old 12-14-2007, 02:10 PM   #21
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Seems like I heard somewhere along the line that the Govt wouldn't let them have access or post current Sat pics for security reasons.
I think you can get as detailed and as current as you are willing to pay for, within the range of data from commercial satellites. Google supports Maps and Earth with advertising, which the core of their business model and clearly works, but does not provide sufficient income to support the newest or most detailed data.
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