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Old 06-28-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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This is a real cool site please come check it out.

Microsoft TerraServer Coverage Map (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/cmap.aspx?src=0&ppd=1&r=4&c=3&W=0&ClickAt=?0,0 - broken link)
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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This is a real cool site please come check it out.

Microsoft TerraServer Coverage Map (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/cmap.aspx?src=0&ppd=1&r=4&c=3&W=0&ClickAt=?0,0 - broken link)
For most rural areas Flash Earth is better, Terraserver maps are at least 10 old around these parts and in B/W

Flash Earth ...satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in Flash

Just click the logo and go ...
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Go to Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! to find color sat photos
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I recently used Google maps satelite images to look at the house I grew up in, in Sterling Massachusetts.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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Of all the different online maps I've used, Live Local Search is probably my favorite. I really like the "Bird's eye view" feature.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Princeton-area, New Jersey
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Ooh, Davart, thanks for the Flash Earth tip. The aerial views of my house on Google and Yahoo were so old, it did not have any of the new houses behind me. The Ask aerial was the most up to date and I was able to zoom in the most also. I tried the other ones suggested and got the old maps. What fun to look, though!
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: NJ
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terraserver's 15 years old for my area. google earth is the best, the way you can "fly" in to different parts of the country or different landmarks. you can also "tilt" the picture and it gives you the elevation of a specific place.

i'm somewhat rural, i don't have anything that gives you a real crisp closeup view of my area.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ooh, Davart, thanks for the Flash Earth tip. The aerial views of my house on Google and Yahoo were so old, it did not have any of the new houses behind me. The Ask aerial was the most up to date and I was able to zoom in the most also. I tried the other ones suggested and got the old maps. What fun to look, though!
it's funny, i can pinpoint almost exactly when my picture was taken - based upon looking at my neighbors and if their fences/pools/swingsets etc were put in - i'm in a fairly new development. my picture on wikipedia is late fall 2001 or very early spring 2002 (trees are not in bloom but it's not winter).
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well I found our land but the image was from before our house was built on it....still a great link, Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: WA
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It will vary by location. Google maps has the most recent pictures of my area, only a couple of years old.
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