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PostPosted: 30-12-2013 17:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

The safe is of course a left over from when it was a bank. No idea if they use it or not.
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This is not Google but Landsat. Notice the strange streaks in the picture. I think they are caused by the suns reflection on the massive areas of glass-houses between The Hague and Hoek van Holland.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/11654425523_669bf6dd50_z.jpg
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PostPosted: 30-12-2013 22:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you recognise UFO's when you see them?
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While satisfying my temporary Scandinavian webcam obsession I noticed this strange occurrence. Taking one "step" along this bridge moves you from summer to winter:

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https://www.google.nl/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d14.243613!3d68.263256!2m2!1f86.27!2f83.59!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1scC7RM-fp7Czxg_tTUdP1aQ!2e0!9m1!6sE10!5m2!1scC7RM-fp7Czxg_tTUdP1aQ!2e0!4m2!13m1!1e4&fid=5

https://www.google.nl/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d14.244642!3d68.263253!2m2!1f86.27!2f83.59!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1swoZIZ8EvjVWwxMSILt5YAg!2e0!9m1!6sE10!5m2!1swoZIZ8EvjVWwxMSILt5YAg!2e0!4m2!13m1!1e4&fid=5

I find it strange, because this is a road to nowhere (just see the map) and driving the Google car along it twice must be expensive. Why should they have done that?
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PostPosted: 31-12-2013 16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! What a beautiful place!
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I agree. I've been obsessively hunting for webcams and I've tried to find the on Google streetview. But while doing that (and spending several hours clicking) I feel like I've been on a real journey. I really have a holiday feeling from looking at the pictures Very Happy

More here: This could be landscapes from the MYST computer geme:

https://www.google.nl/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d20.898558!3d70.003838!2m2!1f39.21!2f77.02!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1sCQcheyU8BTzTJCr0irkU8Q!2e0!9m1!6sRiksveg+866!5m2!1sCQcheyU8BTzTJCr0irkU8Q!2e0&fid=5


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I assume we have all played geo guesser?
We actually sat round as a family and played it at Christmas.

If you've not played it then the idea is that street view drops you in a random location and you have to work out where you are.
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PostPosted: 01-01-2014 23:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
I assume we have all played geo guesser?
We actually sat round as a family and played it at Christmas.

If you've not played it then the idea is that street view drops you in a random location and you have to work out where you are.

I've played. I'm really bad at it unless there's at least a sign or something visible to I can see the local language. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 02-02-2014 11:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Face obscuring software overreacting? Smile
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/grained/Rushmore_zps7b70cf4e.png?t=1391340471
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It's so that Team America can slip out without being noticed.

Edit: I just checked that out and it's actually accurate!

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=mount+rushmore&ll=43.877123,-103.456042&spn=0.005104,0.011362&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=43.877143,-103.456013&panoid=fnxCqo43QA-N4odKe7GsCA&cbp=12,313.19,,1,-14.75

You can street view along most of the Presidential Trail, blurrage varies depending on where you're looking at the faces from.
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Google Maps at present if you search 'Russell Square, London' you get a nice shot of an airplane right over the square. Surprised how low it seems, probably a smaller jet headed to London City but it does look pretty big for flying over the city centre.
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McAvennie_ wrote:
Google Maps at present if you search 'Russell Square, London' you get a nice shot of an airplane right over the square. Surprised how low it seems, probably a smaller jet headed to London City but it does look pretty big for flying over the city centre.


Shocked I just had a look at that - amazing! It looks like a plane the size of a 737 to me, larger that those that go in and out of City airport as far as I know.
Also it is flying North to South, Which is really unusual as in my experience nearly all low planes over London go East to West, generally following the river to land at Heathrow.
Maybe it is not really that low and was flying South form another airport - but I thought they avoided central London.
Well spotted though Smile
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PostPosted: 06-02-2014 23:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably a focusing anomaly from a satellite.
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PostPosted: 07-02-2014 08:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except it's not done by satellite, it's done with planes.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth#Imagery_resolution_and_accuracy
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