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Re: Google Maps

Postby EOst » January 29th, 2016, 12:11 pm

I don't know if this is old news and I only just noticed (I remember it being until about the city limits before?), but the 3D map has expanded way far out into the suburbs. You can now see pretty close details of buildings in Minnetrista and East Bethel, if you want them.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mister.shoes » January 29th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Beige vinyl looks the same from any angle :mrgreen:
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Tiller » January 29th, 2016, 4:05 pm

There's a giant N-S hole roughly between Lake Phalen and 694 in the East Metro. :(

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Anondson » April 3rd, 2016, 7:50 pm


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Re: Google Maps

Postby BoredAgain » April 3rd, 2016, 10:38 pm

Anondson wrote:Still wildly off at time.

http://www.startribune.com/google-maps- ... 374298251/
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Re: Google Maps

Postby jw138 » April 12th, 2016, 9:30 am

For those curious how far they are from the tornado sirens that woke us all up this morning:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... Q&hl=en_US

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Re: Google Maps

Postby amiller92 » April 12th, 2016, 9:48 am

We're not that far away and I still didn't hear it. Unfortunate side effect of the MAC settlement? Or fortunate?

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » April 14th, 2016, 11:02 am

Interview with a Google Street View Driver: https://medium.com/message/an-interview ... .4m6qm1s5g

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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » April 14th, 2016, 11:11 am

It is fun capturing the city in what I believe will be represented for a long time. It’s a really interesting venture and with all of the emerging technology, it’ll be interesting to see how it progresses and will be utilized. It is really just a novelty, but can be helpful to see what the front of a house or business looks like before you get there.
This is honestly one of the best things about Google Streetview now. They captured North Mpls almost weeks after the tornados. It's depressing to see it all, but at the same time, it's in our history.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby jw138 » April 14th, 2016, 11:18 am

And another great thing about it is that you can go back in time and see what things looked like when prior Street View drivers drove through.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » April 14th, 2016, 2:06 pm

For the purposes of our collective development/infrastructure nerding, it's a shame Google didn't get started just a few years sooner. 2007 is as far back as it goes in most places. How cool would it be to "drive around" Minneapolis (or any city) in 2004, or 2000?

But yeah Street View is probably as close to time travel as we're gonna get. We are just now reaching the 10 year mark. Think about someone using Street View 20 years from now!

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mister.shoes » April 22nd, 2016, 8:12 am

Aerial views have been updated extremely recently. Like within a month or so ago.
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9751691 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Google Maps

Postby seanrichardryan » April 22nd, 2016, 8:16 am

Odd. Not for me. I still get last year.
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Re: Google Maps

Postby acs » April 22nd, 2016, 8:20 am

Ditto.

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mister.shoes
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Re: Google Maps

Postby mister.shoes » April 22nd, 2016, 8:34 am

Huh. This is what I get:

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Nearly-complete USBank Stadium, WF towers, Edition apts, Portland Tower, Encore, empty K/A lot, HCMC hole in the ground...
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Anondson » April 22nd, 2016, 8:40 am

I'm seeing the same as mister.shoes. Using maps.google.com on Safari on an iPad.

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jw138
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Re: Google Maps

Postby jw138 » April 22nd, 2016, 8:40 am

I don't see the new images yet either.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mulad » April 22nd, 2016, 8:46 am

I'm seeing the new images. You may need to disable 3D by switching to Lite Mode.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby seanrichardryan » April 22nd, 2016, 8:54 am

Huh, never heard of 'lite mode', but yes now I get the new imagery. It's from before March 31st, I can tell from my yard.
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Re: Google Maps

Postby jw138 » April 22nd, 2016, 9:09 am

That did it for me too! It's also nice to not see all the distorted houses.


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