Do you use Google Earth? Has it updated?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by googlegroups, Jun 9, 2006.

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    googlegroups Guest

    Images in my local area have just updated within the past few days...
    previously the aerial photographs were at least 3 1/2 to 4 years old;
    now they're about 3 months old. The images also appear to be of greater
    resolution, and extend a lot further (replacing some very low
    resolution images in semi rural areas further north)

    Just curious whether it's specific to my area (northern fringe suburbs
    of Melbourne) or they''ve done a batch update from a wholesale supplier.
     
    googlegroups, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. I'd tend to think that the resolution of the coverage of a given area is
    entirely dependent on the CIA's interest in that area. Note how fine the
    resolution around potential military or political targets is, and how gariny
    that of farmland areas is.

    I suppose the one good thing about living in the far West of Sydney is that
    the CIA has no immediate plans to implant political insurgents.

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    Bob Milutinovic, Jun 9, 2006
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    googlegroups Guest

    Luckily I screen capped a few interesting areas before they updated,
    which lets me do some interesting things. Here's one example, an
    animated gif with 2 frames:

    http://media.sensationcontent.com/rowan/cb.gif

    (Look carefully - both frames are of exactly the same location...)
     
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Thats pretty amazing, where is it?
     
    Ken Chandler, Jun 9, 2006
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    grumpy Guest

    Images are still 3-4 years old for my area (N/W Sydney)
     
    grumpy, Jun 9, 2006
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    Fred Guest

    My area of Adelaide is showing newer images at the same resolution as the
    older ones that they replaced. (They were already pretty good)
    I've noticed though that some areas near central Sydney that were of very
    poor resolution have also been updated.

    BTW the Maree Man is fading. He is losing his head

    29°31'59.59"S 137°28'2.69"E
     
    Fred, Jun 10, 2006
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    googlegroups Guest

    Hume Freeway, Craigieburn Bypass. That section was opened to the public
    about 6 months ago. Using Google Earth's older pics I found at least 3
    separate properties that were acquired and flattened... but they did
    spare an old shed which I never would have been able to see without the
    freeway being there:

    http://satin.sensation.net.au/rowan/freeway.jpg
     
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    kosh Guest

    do you really think we are looking at the same image!
     
    kosh, Jun 10, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    My family are in Rowville..... that was just a blur, now I can see there
    house! it has been updated.

    also higher.. though not HIGH res of gippslan... Traralgon etc.
     
    kosh, Jun 10, 2006
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    Tony Walker Guest

    I'm in Grafton NSW. My area seems to be updated. The red car from next door
    is no longer there. But the palms which were removed late last year are
    still in the picture.

    Tony
     
    Tony Walker, Jun 10, 2006
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    Tony Walker Guest

    Also I used to live 20km west of town. The house has never been
    distinguishable until now.

    Tony
     
    Tony Walker, Jun 10, 2006
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    googlegroups Guest

    I'm seeing my suburban house for the first time too - in early 2003 my
    area was still a grassy paddock. ;) There are now very few vacant
    blocks left in the subdivision.
     
    googlegroups, Jun 10, 2006
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Thanks for the heads up! My place has come out of the blurries also, so I
    guess I am no longer of strategic military value. ;-)

    http://www.potd.com.au/samples/MyPlaceGoogle.jpg
     
    POTD.com.au, Jun 10, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    The Seacliffe Bridge south of Sydney is shown under construction.

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    : Images in my local area have just updated within the past few
    days...
    : previously the aerial photographs were at least 3 1/2 to 4 years
    old;
    : now they're about 3 months old. The images also appear to be of
    greater
    : resolution, and extend a lot further (replacing some very low
    : resolution images in semi rural areas further north)
    :
    : Just curious whether it's specific to my area (northern fringe
    suburbs
    : of Melbourne) or they''ve done a batch update from a wholesale
    supplier.
    :
     
    Joan, Jun 10, 2006
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  15. Looks like I'll have to eschew dial-up.....
     
    David Springthorpe, Jun 10, 2006
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    googlegroups Guest

    Looks like you have a nice sized block there! I was just marvelling at
    how little my suburban neighbours had in the way of back yard myself -
    I thought *our* house to land size ratio was pretty bad... turns out I
    was wrong. ;)
     
    googlegroups, Jun 10, 2006
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  17. Either our corner of East Brighton contains some highly classified information,
    or it is of no interest to the CIA. Either way, you can count the cars in
    Safeway Middle Brighton carpark, but there is a really poor quality strip
    roughly south of Centre Road and west of Bluff Road. You can make out the
    Brighton golf course, but that is about all.

    James McNangle
     
    James McNangle, Jun 11, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    They have recently (last 3 days or so) added highrez photos to
    the Pittwater area in Sydney as well. The other already high rez
    from Manly to around Mona Vale is the same as before: dates
    from around July 2005.
     
    Noons, Jun 12, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    My place has been clearly visible since I first started using Google
    Earth.
    Hint, I'm near Manly "Boy Charlton" Pool.

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    Joan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joan-in-manly

    : wrote:
    : >
    : > Just curious whether it's specific to my area (northern fringe
    suburbs
    : > of Melbourne) or they''ve done a batch update from a wholesale
    supplier.
    :
    : They have recently (last 3 days or so) added highrez photos to
    : the Pittwater area in Sydney as well. The other already high rez
    : from Manly to around Mona Vale is the same as before: dates
    : from around July 2005.
    :
     
    Joan, Jun 12, 2006
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