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Re: Google Maps

Postby Rube Dali » August 13th, 2018, 7:04 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the first Google Maps image of Allianz Field under construction:
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9530755 ... a=!3m1!1e3
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Qhaberl » August 13th, 2018, 7:28 am

Saw the map of the field the other day. It definitely looks cool. Still looking forward to seeing more apartment development around the stadium.


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mamundsen
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Re: Google Maps

Postby mamundsen » August 22nd, 2019, 10:50 am

quick question... are the "satellite" images actually from satellites or could they be from helicopters? Last Friday there was a VERY low flying helicopter flying back and forth over my neighborhood. It moved slightly north on each pass. To me it seemed like it could have been updating the aerial photos of the neighborhood.

I just checked the aerial view and they are at least 3 years old. The prior owner's hot tub is still in the backyard.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby amiller92 » August 22nd, 2019, 11:26 am

Not directly helpful: I am aware of commercially available images taken by both airplanes and satellites. Haven't heard of helicopters being used, but don't know why they couldn't be. Also have no idea where Google gets there's (don't think it's from the plane/satellite sources I'm personally aware of).

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Anondson » August 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm

Depends on the elevation it’ll be aerial photos or satellite. You will sometimes see the satellite images update at different times than the aerials.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby mamundsen » August 22nd, 2019, 8:37 pm

Anondson wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Depends on the elevation it’ll be aerial photos or satellite. You will sometimes see the satellite images update at different times than the aerials.
It was flying just above the tree tops. Maybe 100-150 ft max.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby Anondson » August 22nd, 2019, 8:57 pm

Yeah, not only is that level aerial imagery, in the satellite mode there’s the 3D option, those planes also are using aerial lidar at the same time.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » August 23rd, 2019, 9:48 am

Google Maps, Hennepin County aerials, etc. use specially-equipped planes for the zoomed in imagery, not satellites. And yes, they get special permission to fly lower than other commercial aircraft.


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