Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Super-cool link of the day: Google Satellite Maps

Came across this in the Chronicle this morning. Very fun.
  1. Go to maps.google.com
  2. Just type your address into the text field and hit Search
  3. Hit the "Satellite" link on the top-right side
  4. Click and drag to fly around your neighborhood, use the left-side bar to zoom in and out

My guess is the pictures are around early 2002 vintage, since they still show construction of the new Rice business school building, Reliant Stadium is almost complete, and ground has just broken on the Toyota Center (you can see the Cirque de Soleil tents up in front of the George R. Brown next door). Light rail line is still under construction too.

Hours of fun. Dangerously addicting.


At 5:15 PM, April 05, 2005, Blogger hcpark said...

The satellite images may be "pieced togther" from different dates. I looked at my neighborhood, and based on new house construction, I would agree that for the 610/Ella area, we're looking at 2002 (possibly summer-ish).
BTW, this beats the socks off other satellite/map sites, interms of ease of use, handle-ability, speed of download, etc. Plus, it's google.


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