Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gimpymoo, 29 May 2006.
Im blown away.. better than Google Maps/Earth in my humble opinion.
Yeah, I checked this out earlier, I can zoom right in to see my house
I can see my plant-pot
How do you view the actual aerial photos?
Worked it out
That is just spooky, Google Earth and Maps couldn't even get the Village, that gets our new garden path which was finished yesterday.
Edit: If you go up the tippers lane you will see the house which has a Triumph Dolomite Sprint and a Jag E-type on the drive.
Nah, Google Earth has a much better coverage world-wide, I could focus in no problem on my houses in Athens and in Germany....funnily enough, it was rubbish for England, shows how much Google cares for this place
Man that is amazing. They have my remote house and a birds eye view of my uni... i can see into my mates bedroom...
how do you change to aerial views?
wowser. that's impressive
Where the zoom thing is, there's a link for Road or Ariel
MS recently updated their VE to add complete colour coverage of the UK and lots of high-res images.
They've also added tons of birds-eye images.
All of this (apart from the birds-eye) is viewable through World Wind with the Virtual Earth plugin and has been for aages.
So - Google is inferior in the US and the UK - now which other parts of the world do we need to cover to get as much fanboyism as them?
Kinda feel sorry for MS because they've had their fantastic Terraserver service online for probably over a decade, but nobody really cared until World Wind came along.
Edit: Also, I knew this was coming because MS had a lock on some imagery we wanted to get our hands on....but I thought if I pimped MS/WW any more, I'd be shot
The view of my house is about 3 years old.
Tried this a week or so ago and found I could get closer in to my home on GE, but that the image quality and coverage on the MS site was generally better.
As for what next, can I have Madeira please. GE has no coverage at all.
Very old maps - I found my house but our lower drive isn't in the picture - it's been completed for nearly 3 years..
Sweet! Image is ~2+years old of my parents house in Leicester as it doesn't have the new drive nor can I see my dads collection of sheds , but I'm happy with that!! My house in Nottingham is upto date though!
edit - I can get the MAX zoom for Notts. Sweet
Wow, impressed, I can make out our garage, greenhouse and shed seperately from the house, whereas with Google earth the whole village is a blur.
I can even see the tracks marked out on our old school field.
I'd hazard a guess that the image is 5 to 6 years old at least for my local area.
wish i could get a clearer/closer view of my house
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