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Old 02-15-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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One of the great things about Google earth is the technology has advanced enough where you can now compare their "street level" stills with old photos. I am finding that this can lead to hours of discovery, and finding comparisons that were previously hard to do unless you actually visited the scene in person.

Today, I spent hours looking at old photos I took of Houston's 635 west beltline in the mid-80's and comparing to google earth. Surprisingly, I discovered the skyline of this area is little changed, the main difference is the infill development of condos and apartments in areas that were previously empty, or under-utilized.

In the past week I also have compared google earth with some historic photos from a book entitled, "L.A. Freeway" (David Brodsley, copyright 1981.) Fascinating look at how these freeways in L.A., for the most part, have not changed much since their construction in the late 50's/60's, but the areas around them have.

Anyone else used this technology to revisit old photos? It really creates a whole new level of discovery. While visiting these areas in person is perhaps more fun, this mode is much easier, more convenient, and a lot cheaper!
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Street View is now in 3D, I don't have glasses, though
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Lets get some pics up here! Sounds interesting!
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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Is it allowed to post such pics from Google? I mean because of copyrights...
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:23 PM
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Is it allowed to post such pics from Google? I mean because of copyrights...
When in doubt, link to pics hosted elsewhere. That's always allowed.
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