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Old 09-21-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Has anyone heard of Wikipedia? It's like an encyclopedia, but online, and FREE! Check it out.
yeah, well, I just thought it strange that no one here mentions it to people here who haven't yet been to Ca.

I could say some unkind things to some of the regulars on this forum, but I'll be nice.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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yeah, well, I just thought it strange that no one here mentions it to people here who haven't yet been to Ca.

I could say some unkind things to some of the regulars on this forum, but I'll be nice.
Just ignore the Einstein wannabes. A lot of people might have heard about it but don't think to use it for anything useful. I've made several relocation scouting trips in NoCal and Washington over the past few years. Sometimes we make it a vacation and have family/friends accompany us. I frequently hear my guests ask "how did you find these neighborhoods?" When I tell them that I scour an area using Street View first, they always say "I never thought of that", and nobody has ever said "oh, duh."
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Hey did you hear..the internets is on computers now!
Tubes!
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: West LA
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StreetView imagery used to be really blurry and more of a novelty than anything else. Now that they have implemented the high-res StreetView, it's much more useful than it was before. The coverage is very comprehensive now too. You can practically walk the streets of Paris without leaving your PC.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Disclaimer*-Walking the streets of Rome on your computer in Wyoming, not the same as walking it in Rome. Until I get a bigger monitor, the Colosseum looks extremely small.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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How current is Google Earth? The picture of my house on Google Maps clearly shows the pile of rocks on the driveway that was there for a week almost 3 years ago. I keep waiting for a new picture to show up.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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How current is Google Earth? The picture of my house on Google Maps clearly shows the pile of rocks on the driveway that was there for a week almost 3 years ago. I keep waiting for a new picture to show up.
Depends on the area. I was checking out a popular area of LA just yesterday and saw a billboard for the Cars 2 movie. My street hasn't been updated in a few years.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Just ignore the Einstein wannabes. A lot of people might have heard about it but don't think to use it for anything useful. I've made several relocation scouting trips in NoCal and Washington over the past few years. Sometimes we make it a vacation and have family/friends accompany us. I frequently hear my guests ask "how did you find these neighborhoods?" When I tell them that I scour an area using Street View first, they always say "I never thought of that", and nobody has ever said "oh, duh."
I know, right? I used it briefly two years ago, but not for relocating or anything. When I started recently using it for the Sac area, it was really helpful in letting me know what the area I was considering moving to actually looks like. When people on the forums mention there's a lot of crime in Sac, you don't want to be stuck living in bad area, for one thing, though of course crime's everywhere.

It's fun exploring Midtown, too. As people have said good things about it's personality, etc.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: West LA
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Disclaimer*-Walking the streets of Rome on your computer in Wyoming, not the same as walking it in Rome. Until I get a bigger monitor, the Colosseum looks extremely small.
LOL, very true. It is the next best thing though!
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