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Old 11-03-2009, 03:17 AM
 
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Google maps for Austin, Tx... Google Maps

What time of year is this? Everything looks lush and green!
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Springtime, judging by the pics of the bluebonnets.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I always wondered how Google plans to update it's street view maps. The street views for Austin already look outdated due to all the booming construction we've had in the last few years.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Aerial photography is usually flown DEC-JAN during the leaf off period so that buildings and roads are less obscured.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Is AUSTIN generally so vibrant in greenery like that? Is that only springtime?

I always imagined a more brown or rustic color to things...but you google, it looks abnormally green...

I also viewed ROUND ROCK...which looks like they took photos in the Fall...and much more brown in appearance.

Which is how most of you visualize Austin - more green or more brown?

I grew up in Michigan, and I visualize Michigan as VERY VERY VERY WHITE!! (i.e. snow!)

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Old 11-05-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Is AUSTIN generally so vibrant in greenery like that? Is that only springtime?

I always imagined a more brown or rustic color to things...but you google, it looks abnormally green...

I also viewed ROUND ROCK...which looks like they took photos in the Fall...and much more brown in appearance.

Which is why most of you see Austin - more green or more brown?

I grew up in Michigan, and I see Michigan as VERY VERY VERY WHITE!! (i.e. snow!)
Austin can be very green if there is enough rain. The biggest problem over the past couple of years has been the drought. I'm also from Michigan, so I'm very used to the lush green in the summers there, Austin doesn't quite give you that, but at no time do I feel like I'm in a dry desert. The trees are smaller here and don't seem to yield to many beautiful colors in the fall (late Nov); but eventually the leaves will fall from the trees and the grass will go dormant through the winter. Everything usually greens back up by March and then the cycle begins again. The Round Rock photos you're seeing are more than likely from Dec - Feb.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Google maps for Austin, Tx... Google Maps

What time of year is this? Everything looks lush and green!
It is winter when I look at my neighborhood, Legend Oaks. In the aerial view all the live oak trees and cedar are still green, but all of the deciduous trees have no leaves.

However, when I zoom all the way down into street view it is summer, the deciduous trees are all leafed out and the esperanza (yellow bells) is in bloom.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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It sure feels like spring on our place out in SW Austin. Flowers blooming everywhere, our creek is full and flowing, and even though it hasn't rained in a week or so the springs in our pasture are all still bubbling and flowing and irrigating the field. it's quite lovely. It had been really dry since I moved here so it's been great to see all the little changes to our land. When I google our address it's brown, dry, and definitely unleafy, too. I think the images are at least a couple years old.
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