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Google Satellite

Google Maps has added Satellite pictures! Or maybe they’re aerial photographs, I can never tell.

I used to love playing with Microsoft’s Terraserver, which has similar content. Google’s version is much more user friendly for browsing.

The pictures are a bit out of date, however. Looking at my hometown, it shows a bridge that was replaced at least a few years ago.

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  1. I believe they are satellite photos. This is most likely a result of Google having purchased a company called Keyhole a few months back… Satellite photos are much easier to take than aerial photos, because the whole process can be automated and doesn’t rely on someone physically up in a plane flying grid patterns all over the country.