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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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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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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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