Google maps - age of layers

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Google maps - age of layers

Post by Bewilderbeest » 14 September 12 11:56 am

This is just trivia, but I never realised that google map images could be different ages at different levels of zoom.

At 100m zoom: Image the old playing is still there.

Same place, at 50m zoom: Image and now its transformed!

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Post by Bewilderbeest » 14 September 12 11:57 am

I also didnt realised my images would get compressed so much! But you can still see what I mean...

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Post by mtrax » 14 September 12 12:25 pm

you should check out Nearmap has a historical imagery for Canberra and other areas too..

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Post by Laighside Legends » 14 September 12 8:16 pm

That's just a google maps thing. Doesn't happen in google earth. I don't know but at a guess I would say the closer zoom images where taken by an airplane... (and the outer zoom images are the same as google earth)

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Post by Bunya » 15 September 12 11:57 am

Laighside Legends wrote: ...taken by an airplane...
For the benefit of older un-Americanised Aussies, that's the same as an "aeroplane". :wink:

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Post by Laighside Legends » 15 September 12 7:29 pm

Do we spell it differently as well? I thought it was still spelt the same but we just pronounced it differently...

And is it air-a-plane or air-o-plane ??? :mrgreen:

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Re: Google maps - age of layers

Post by Dvixen » 20 September 12 11:09 pm

I thought it was pronounced go-fly-far?

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