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Windows LIVE Local Maps - Amazing !!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gimpymoo, 29 May 2006.

  1. Gimpymoo


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,302

    Location: Nottingham

  2. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,066

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yeah, I checked this out earlier, I can zoom right in to see my house :cool:
  3. Gimpymoo


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,302

    Location: Nottingham

    I can see my plant-pot :eek:
  4. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,024

    Location: The Place To Be

    How do you view the actual aerial photos?
  5. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,024

    Location: The Place To Be

    Worked it out
  6. William


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 10,948

    Location: Derby


    That is just spooky, Google Earth and Maps couldn't even get the Village, that gets our new garden path which was finished yesterday. :eek:

    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. :cool:
  7. Ex-RoNiN


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,354

    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 :p
  8. gord


    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 19,367

    Location: Midlands

    Man that is amazing. They have my remote house and a birds eye view of my uni... i can see into my mates bedroom... :p
  9. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,476

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    how do you change to aerial views?
  10. Stratos


    Joined: 6 Jan 2005

    Posts: 545

    Location: Portsmouth

    Amazing quality
  11. james.miller


    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,526

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    wowser. that's impressive
  12. [SKR]Phoenix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,441

    Where the zoom thing is, there's a link for Road or Ariel
  13. dave2k2005


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 742

    Location: London

    So detailed! :eek:
  14. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,326

    Location: Plymouth

    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 :p
  15. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 25,895

    Location: Wigan

    The view of my house is about 3 years old.
  16. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,468

    Location: West Berkshire

    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. :(
  17. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,103

    Very old maps - I found my house but our lower drive isn't in the picture - it's been completed for nearly 3 years..
  18. Kol


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 13,993

    Location: London

    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 :o , but I'm happy with that!! My house in Nottingham is upto date though!

    edit - I can get the MAX zoom for Notts. Sweet :cool:
    Last edited: 29 May 2006
  19. PeterNem


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,319

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    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.
  20. Soulja


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 14,268

    Location: Doncaster

    wish i could get a clearer/closer view of my house