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Re: Google Maps

Postby Wedgeguy » September 30th, 2015, 7:09 pm

I'm had the same as you. Some were easy and others took some thought.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twinkess » October 1st, 2015, 10:53 am

Only 10/13 here.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Rube Dali » October 1st, 2015, 2:53 pm

10/13. Missed London, Mexico City and some town called Grameichelle(Sic.).
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Google Maps

Postby nBode » October 28th, 2015, 7:38 pm

I'm using Google Maps Lite and getting 45° imagery right now!

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MN Fats
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Re: Google Maps

Postby MN Fats » October 30th, 2015, 10:28 am

nBode wrote:I'm using Google Maps Lite and getting 45° imagery right now!
Also the 3d models have expanded to some of the suburbs. Previously only downtown worked for me.

maxbaby
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Re: Google Maps

Postby maxbaby » December 8th, 2015, 7:37 pm

For those of you that have the downloaded version of Google Earth. The metro area has been updated to 8/11/2015.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby trigonalmayhem » December 8th, 2015, 9:36 pm

They have some street view from August 2015 now too. Notably lake west of lyndale. I only noticed because it has all three corners with vacant storefronts there.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » December 8th, 2015, 10:14 pm

Oh. My. God.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » December 9th, 2015, 8:56 am

Based on past behavior, the new imagery should be rolled out to (browser) Google Maps in a few weeks or so, though perhaps it takes a little longer now with the whole 3D rendering deal. As others have said, the 3D buildings/trees/etc were actually based on the 45 degree imagery, so they would have to have flown that at the same time. In the past, Google's top-down images and 45 degree images have not appeared to be from the same dates...so we'll see.

Note: the capability to capture 45 degree and regular top-down imagery from the same plane, at the same time definitely exists. It has just been my observation that Google's were not necessarily synced up in the past.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mattaudio » December 9th, 2015, 10:28 am

My street has new streetview imagery from 9/2015. Seems like they're going for a yearly streetview sweep now.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby trigonalmayhem » December 9th, 2015, 11:02 am

With all the development going on here yearly is definitely needed to keep up with the huge amount of changes to the cityscape.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby fehler » December 9th, 2015, 11:49 am

I hadn't realized Street View had a history timeline. My house looks the same as it did in 2007, but it was fun to scroll through the the empty lot becoming a community garden over the years.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » December 9th, 2015, 12:46 pm

You're about to have a lot of fun with that fehler.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Rube Dali » December 9th, 2015, 12:48 pm

You guys are lucky. My street hasn't been updated(and unfortunately, won't be until next year).
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Rube Dali » December 9th, 2015, 2:11 pm

Rube Dali wrote:You guys are lucky. My street hasn't been updated(and unfortunately, won't be until next year).
I should have said updated on Street View, the overall map has been updated.
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » December 9th, 2015, 3:32 pm

twincitizen wrote:Based on past behavior, the new imagery should be rolled out to (browser) Google Maps in a few weeks or so, though perhaps it takes a little longer now with the whole 3D rendering deal. As others have said, the 3D buildings/trees/etc were actually based on the 45 degree imagery, so they would have to have flown that at the same time. In the past, Google's top-down images and 45 degree images have not appeared to be from the same dates...so we'll see.

Note: the capability to capture 45 degree and regular top-down imagery from the same plane, at the same time definitely exists. It has just been my observation that Google's were not necessarily synced up in the past.
UPDATE: If you turn off 3D or use lite mode, the new aerial images are indeed updated. I stand by my earlier assumption that the 3D rollout will take some time. For the time being though, browser users will likely want to turn 3D off, as I have done.

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12-2015Gmaps by Matt Brillhart, on Flickr

P.S. I don't like how dark the new imagery looks. Google needs to get wise and fly their imagery in April, like right after the snow has melted, but before the trees have bloomed. The technical usefulness of the imagery is diminished by trees in full bloom.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby seanrichardryan » December 9th, 2015, 9:27 pm

P.S. I don't like how dark the new imagery looks. Google needs to get wise and fly their imagery in April, like right after the snow has melted, but before the trees have bloomed. The technical usefulness of the imagery is diminished by trees in full bloom.
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AS is the 3d modeling. So many trees blocking out our low rise cityscape.

Also fun to see my yard last year in 3d as a horrible mud pit and then this year aerial with landscaping and my completed addition. :D Can they do a 3d modeling timeline toggle too?
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Anondson
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Anondson » December 10th, 2015, 3:51 pm

Can Google Street Maps predict area household income?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... me/419214/

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Re: Google Maps

Postby MNdible » January 11th, 2016, 11:11 am

This may be embarrassingly obvious, but it's just dawned on me that the Google Maps 3D imagery doesn't show any moving cars on roads -- only parked cars. Presumably, this is because the 3D imagery is taken by plane in pretty rapid succession, but not simultaneously, so that a moving car would not be in the same location when the computers try to stitch the images together. Anyway, it's strange to see no traffic whatsoever on the roads.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mattaudio » January 11th, 2016, 11:32 am

Actually they have an algorithm to remove cars based on multiple aerials of a particular place. If it looks like a car to the computer and isn't in the same place on multiple aerials, it's removed.


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