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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    OH MY GOODNESS... that is freaking awesome! Chicago photos from 1938!
    Yes. It's loads of fun checking out what was there (or not there) before, say, O'Hare Airport was built, or the Mag Mile was developed, or pre-interstate highway. It's amazing to look at the now "near" west suburb I grew up in and see that it was surrounded by farm fields back in 1938, and was probably much like any other quaint farm town out in the sticks.
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    Coors Field in Denver facing south is before a baseball game.

    Facing north it is a totally different time.
    Different time same day, the cars are parked all the same in both pictures, two different oblique passes within probably 30-60 minutes of each other.
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    Man hacks Google Street View to get revenge over a pickup truck

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technolo...222929264.html

    Fiat pulls epic prank on Volkswagen rivals using Google Street View

    http://www.tecca.com/news/2012/05/16...et-view-prank/
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    Campus maps coming to your university?

    Mapping the U of M campus by bicycle.

    http://www.annarbor.com/news/see-tha.../#.UD_CCaOQkco
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Mapping the U of M campus by bicycle.

    http://www.annarbor.com/news/see-tha.../#.UD_CCaOQkco
    now that is cool.
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    Is it just me, or do distribution warehouses look a lot like IC chips that are soldered to circuit boards from the air?

    Example (that is the I-255/270/IL 255 interchange by Granite City, IL):
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.76907...55189&t=k&z=14

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    Google Street View for little old ladies who don't know the difference between the brake and accelerator?

    http://goo.gl/maps/3rQAa
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    Antelope Valley Fair in Lancaster, CA. Must have been taken in August.
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    I love how all the illegal businesses in residential zones pop up on google maps. Really makes code enforcement's job a heck of a lot easier, doesn't it?

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    Thought-provoking article about the new Google Maps in Slate:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/techno...ngagement.html

    I've been approved to use the new Google Maps. It's somewhat different, has a new look to the basemap info (not a radical departure), and the navigation controls have been moved, will take some time to make myself get used to that. The link icon is gone, so having a way to share or embed a map is not possible. Probably because it's a beta, will be interesting if classic features will eventually make it on over to the new version.

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    Go to Google Earth and paste Caribbean, Montserrat into the search box.

    The volcano erupted a few years back and has continued to erupt. The (former) capital city of Plymouth has been covered with ash, but the buildings and street network as visible. Pretty cool stuff.
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    early summer in Colorado -

    some snow still in the high elevations, no snow banks on the side of the road, cars in the scenic lookout parking lot on

    Highway 82 over Independent Pass.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...03449&t=h&z=18
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    Found this when determining addresses and ownership status for buildings on this block. Zoom in once the link loads. http://goo.gl/maps/JG52u
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    This one is a winner

    http://bit.ly/1aV8bzV
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    This one is a winner

    http://bit.ly/1aV8bzV
    Shut the front door!!! lol
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    This one is a winner

    http://bit.ly/1aV8bzV
    WOW...

    Off-topic:
    why would you make a church look like that?
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    This one is a winner

    http://bit.ly/1aV8bzV
    I shudder to think what you were searching for when you found that image....
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    I know that church! It's in Dixon, IL (or is it "Dick-son" LOL), a few blocks from where my mom lives. Zoom in to the west part of downtown south of the river and you'll see it. It's on 2nd St and Highland.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=dixon...&ved=0CKQBELYD
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    ^^ One of my coworkers sent it to me lol.

    Apparently the Christian Science Church is upset that the church looks rather phallic. It released a statement that a giant fig leaf will be coming soon. LINK
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    From one region I'm fascinated with, the former East Prussia, here's one example of a remnant of the Nazi Autobahn in what is now Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, with an abandoned carriageway and bridge.

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    Shared by a friend....zoom all they way in. http://goo.gl/maps/UDnvD

    Back story LINK
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    From one region I'm fascinated with, the former East Prussia, here's one example of a remnant of the Nazi Autobahn in what is now Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, with an abandoned carriageway and bridge.

    The Berlin-Konigsburg (now Kaliningrad) 'Berlinka' autobahn is one of the more fascinating unfinished transport projects anywhere. Yes, construction was started in the mid to late 1930s by the Nazis and proceeded until WWII rudely interrupted things. After The Wall fell in 1989/1990, the reunified Germany began to steadily upgrade the completed part from Berlin to the Polish border near Szczecin (previously Stettin) and more recently, Poland rebuilt and upgraded the part from Elblag to the Russian border (the isolated Kaliningrad Oblast). The above image is on the part from the Polish border the rest of the way to Kaliningrad. A fairly elaborate Schengen outer border crossing facility is being developed for this road, which was previously closed at this border.

    Also, there is an incomplete section of the Belinka that runs as a 'super two' expressway (two lane expressway on a four lanes ROW) for a moderate distance eastward from Szczecin before the road starts to steadily peter out into nothing about halfway to Gdansk (previously Danzig).

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    Also, there is an incomplete section of the Belinka that runs as a 'super two' expressway (two lane expressway on a four lanes ROW) for a moderate distance eastward from Szczecin before the road starts to steadily peter out into nothing about halfway to Gdansk (previously Danzig).
    Route 142? It looks pretty good for a road that has probably had zero maintenance in 70 years.

    Looks like this is where it fades into graded ROW.

    It looks like between Elblg and the Poland/Russia boundary, one of the old Berlinka carriageways serves as a frontage road for the super-two portion.

    It would be a shame if the Berlinka was never completed. Who knows how many died building what's there now..
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Actually, that frontage road appears to be new on a new ROW, the unbuilt carriageway is on the northwest side of the existing two-lanes in that image. Note the grading. Remember that it is S.O.P. in Europe for motorways to have very narrow medians with barriers separating the two sides.

    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    It would be a shame if the Berlinka was never completed. Who knows how many died building what's there now..
    Agreed.

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