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PhilmerPhil
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Re: Google Maps

Postby PhilmerPhil » October 23rd, 2014, 1:53 pm

Can't access the historic imagery anymore though! I'm crossing my fingers that this is just a blip.

mattaudio
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Re: Google Maps

Postby mattaudio » October 23rd, 2014, 2:34 pm

Anyone else find it annoying in (classic) Google Maps that many yellow streets/roads seem to have lost that designation? Now there are many places where it's a sea of white roads with only line thickness to differentiate importance.

IllogicalJake
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Re: Google Maps

Postby IllogicalJake » October 23rd, 2014, 2:36 pm

PhilmerPhil wrote:Can't access the historic imagery anymore though! I'm crossing my fingers that this is just a blip.
Still able to access historic imagery here, even with Sept 2014 imagery.

Oddly enough, some spots defaulted to Oct 2013 and I was able to move it forward to Sept 2014 by opening up the historical timeline.
i talk too much. web dev, downtown. admin @ tower.ly

twincitizen
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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » October 23rd, 2014, 2:59 pm

^I had that same issue on Washington Ave N. It defaulted to 2013 in spots, but I could access 2014 via the timeline. That could just be temporary until more of the 2014 data is uploaded. I'm currently trying to find myself driving in Richfield...somewhere on 68th I was right behind the Google car. That would make it my third appearance, if you count my ridiculous non-face-blurred debut on Bing Maps this summer.

emcee squared
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Re: Google Maps

Postby emcee squared » November 26th, 2014, 8:51 am

Looks like Google Earth updated their imagery of downtown/elsewhere.

There is also a Vikings game at TCF happening in the shot. Kinda cool.

grant1simons2
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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » November 26th, 2014, 3:07 pm

Wow!! I love this! You can see the patio on Nic on Fifth and the new hotel and Uptown changes! It puts in perspective how much has happened in the past year

HuskyGrad
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Re: Google Maps

Postby HuskyGrad » December 12th, 2014, 8:52 am

grant1simons2 wrote:Wow!! I love this! You can see the patio on Nic on Fifth and the new hotel and Uptown changes! It puts in perspective how much has happened in the past year
Looks like October 12th.

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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » December 22nd, 2014, 8:01 pm

Transit convergence at the game too: https://www.google.com/maps/place/TCF+B ... d4035fbf6b

How do you know it's Oct. 12 vs. Sept. 28?

maxbaby
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Re: Google Maps

Postby maxbaby » December 23rd, 2014, 12:23 pm

It's Oct 12th according to the "downloaded version" of Google Earth. It is time stamped on the bottom. It actually says Oct. 11th which was a Saturday. Don't know why it would be one day off.

beykite
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Re: Google Maps

Postby beykite » December 23rd, 2014, 3:40 pm

Downtown St Paul looks real nice with CHS field.

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Nick
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Nick » February 9th, 2015, 6:55 pm

HELLO: I am going crazy. I need a CSV file that I can plug into Google Maps with the 2010 or 2013 Census Tract data. I can find one for the whole state, but not the seven county metro. Does any smart person know where a lowly moron like myself can file such a magical file? I looked on datafinder.org and they have the tract maps in KMZ files but they don't actually include anything other than the shape, I was really hoping to have population in the file as well.

Will buy a beer at the next Happy Hour to whoever can find one!

Elliot Altbaum
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Elliot Altbaum » February 9th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Nick wrote:HELLO: I am going crazy. I need a CSV file that I can plug into Google Maps with the 2010 or 2013 Census Tract data. I can find one for the whole state, but not the seven county metro. Does any smart person know where a lowly moron like myself can file such a magical file? I looked on datafinder.org and they have the tract maps in KMZ files but they don't actually include anything other than the shape, I was really hoping to have population in the file as well.

Will buy a beer at the next Happy Hour to whoever can find one!
I can probably do that. I emailed you with questions.

lordmoke
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Re: Google Maps

Postby lordmoke » March 31st, 2015, 1:35 pm

Pac Man, guys. You can play Pac Man on Google Maps today.

What a time to be alive.

twincitizen
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Re: Google Maps

Postby twincitizen » March 31st, 2015, 1:41 pm

Highly recommend playing anywhere besides Minneapolis' uber-boring (i.e. perfect) street grid. At least play downtown or somewhere with a skewed/irregular grid.

lordmoke
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Re: Google Maps

Postby lordmoke » March 31st, 2015, 2:05 pm

Powderhorn Park is fun.

nBode
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Re: Google Maps

Postby nBode » April 4th, 2015, 6:21 pm

I just discovered there is street view of Solheim in Uptown. You can even go upstairs to somebody's apartment... Kinda weird. But cool.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.947578, ... oQ!2e0!3e2

Scott Wood
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Re: Google Maps

Postby Scott Wood » April 14th, 2015, 9:13 pm


grant1simons2
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Re: Google Maps

Postby grant1simons2 » April 14th, 2015, 9:56 pm

Almost every major city in America and some minors have that 3d view... but Minneapolis. That really pisses me off for some weird reason.

nBode
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Re: Google Maps

Postby nBode » April 14th, 2015, 11:40 pm

I hate the new maps.

RailBaronYarr
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Re: Google Maps

Postby RailBaronYarr » April 15th, 2015, 7:18 am

I'd rather have the 45 degree view than the rendered 3d stuff. The new maps is so. slow. Especially when it's trying to render the LIDAR (or whatever) trees and cars and whatever other useless crap it picked up in satellite images.


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