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Old 12-11-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Looking at google maps recently, I discovered I can finally see my house more then a far out blur including our 85 Scamp in the driveway. Near as I can figure the photo is from June or July as there is no car (scrapped her at the beginning of June) in the driveway, but my old Pontiac is still in the backyard which was removed around the middle or end of July. Can you find your FGRV from space?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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Yes, but only in the yard of the house we left 3.5 years ago! (They need to update their images of my neighborhood!)

BTW, MapQuest does have a more recent pic of my (new) house, but the Casita's obscured by trees!

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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Google is running an '07 image so that accounts for what you see. I found our 'storage shelter' under which we keep our egg. I don't have a clue how to save that image, let alone circle one particular spot on the map

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Old 12-11-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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I think we should make a ruling that you have to physically sight an egg in the "sightings" post and no Googling campgrounds, etc.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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I think we should make a ruling that you have to physically sight an egg in the "sightings" post and no Googling campgrounds, etc.
Sounds good, since I "know" that is my egg in the photo, I consider it a sighting from space I looked at two other locations near my house where I know there is a Trillium 1300 and the other that has a 4500, but I am not 100% certain that what I see is actually the eggs or some other little white square.

As far as getting the photo, I used the <Ctrl> and <Print Screen> buttons to take a copy of the screen to the clip board (much the same as highlighting text and using <Ctrl> <c>, used paint to paste and "save as" it as a .jpg . I then used Micro$oft Picture manager to crop the photo (I think you can crop in paint but I find it easier in the picture manager), then opened the photo in paint again to add the little circle (I could add the circle before cropping, but again, find it easier with the smaller cropped photo, personal preference and what I do when I need to save a screen capture for work). Easy process and paint should be included if you have a PC.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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Looked at Google maps, found our house, discovered that the maps are so old they don't show businesses' that were built in 2002 that have gone out of business already.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #7
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I can get a close-up of my cabin, and my boats and car are all visible, but it was taken pre-trailer. I can tell because the neighbor's big tree was cut down soon after they bought their house last December, and the tree is still there in the picture.

In town I keep the trailer in the garage so no such view.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #9
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Checking Google Maps (not Google Earth, but I assume they use the same photos), I see that my house is still covered by the same image as when Google Earth was introduced, judging from the single vehicle in the driveway... pre-Boler. The age of the photos varies by location, as more popular areas are both covered in more detail and updated more frequently.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:10 PM   #10
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When it first came out our house was a pile of lumber. At least the house is built now, but the neighbors yard still isn't in and he did that about two years ago.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:16 PM   #11
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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....
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My area is shown in Google Maps, etc. as a great big blur unless you have a nearby city address. It is funny to ask Google Maps for directions from here to there if you live in a sparsely-populated area!
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:27 AM   #13
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We live pretty much in the sticks. Our cabin is located in the saddle of a "finger" that runs off of Cross Mountain. We are at the absolute end of the electric power lines, surrounded mostly by timber company holdings.
The Oliver travel trailer is in a large car port that housed our former motorhome. Here is the space shot:

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Old 12-13-2007, 04:00 PM   #14
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In the shot of our house, I can clearly make out the PlayPac we sold a few years ago. In the backyard we can also EASILY make out the worn tracks through the grass made by the dog's habitual pattern through the yard.

Oh - I can also see my motorcycle in the parking lot at work.

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