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Old 02-25-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: ohio
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I thought this was a cool site. You can look at aerial maps going back decades, depending on the region. Kind of like Google Maps but you see the area as it was in 1973 or 1962 or whatever years are availalbe.

NETR Online • Historic Aerials
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It's so depressing to see Seattle's urban core look so massive and intact in 1936, only to have a freeway slice right through the middle of the city's core. Obviously, the city needed a freeway to grow and prosper, but I still disagree about its location right in the middle of the city.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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It's so depressing to see Seattle's urban core look so massive and intact in 1936, only to have a freeway slice right through the middle of the city's core. Obviously, the city needed a freeway to grow and prosper, but I still disagree about its location right in the middle of the city.
Definitely a sharp contrast in my own city, too.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Wow quite an interesting site!!!!


Thank you.........
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: NC
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This is so cool. But also sad to see all the orange groves be replaced by houses within 10 yrs.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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Yea and CRAPPY HOUSES!! (Not built well,look ugly,etc.......)
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I thought this was a cool site. You can look at aerial maps going back decades, depending on the region. Kind of like Google Maps but you see the area as it was in 1973 or 1962 or whatever years are availalbe.

NETR Online • Historic Aerials
If you like that, you might like this one too. It has a way bigger selection of maps available, than what you can get with Historical Aerials, and the maps don't have those heavy watermarks over the images.

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Old 07-06-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's too bad that company had to plaster its saturated watermark all over the images so that you can't see detail. One or two less-saturated watermarks would have served the same purpose.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: NC
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It seems that Earth Explorer has smaller database. Fewer dates for me.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Great finds, always neat to see the changes cities and regions have gone through.
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