Interesting Google Maps satellite images
May 6, 2005 3:11 AM   Subscribe

Google Globetrotting. Play armchair traveler or spot-the-anomaly with thousands of Google Maps satellite photos!
posted by Lush (9 comments total)
This is endless entertainment for me. Here's more google sightseeing (formerly at
posted by mendel at 4:02 AM on May 6, 2005

/me likes this...
Shame that there's no satellite view of the Cerne Abbas Giant, in Dorset - it'd be great to think that you can see that from orbit :-)
posted by Chunder at 4:02 AM on May 6, 2005

Well, here's Cerne Abbas, but I don't know where the Giant is.
posted by salmacis at 5:24 AM on May 6, 2005

Is this where the Iraqi WMD's are kept?


Here's the Giant
posted by smcniven at 5:56 AM on May 6, 2005

salmacis: Found him! Not a very good image, though... and certainly not enough for aliens to think that we're all dirty pervs, or something :-)

(BTW - I've never used Multimap before; it's great! Thanks for the link!)
posted by Chunder at 6:05 AM on May 6, 2005

It's still annoying that Google Maps doesn't provide a scale indicator. Until they do, Google Maps will be nothing more than a fun toy, and I'll stick with Yahoo Maps or Mapquest for maps that are actually useful. </peeve>
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:09 AM on May 6, 2005

I hadn't followed this closely but I'm fascinated that early assumptions Google was 'shopping out airplanes in flight have been proven wrong.

Including this fascinating series. Zoom out and you'll see five shots of the same plane, as the satellite "followed" it in takeoff.
posted by dhartung at 1:46 AM on May 7, 2005

Very nice.
posted by Turtle at 5:00 AM on May 7, 2005

Intriguing find, dhartung. The airport and the freight line in the zoomed-out map are quite fascinating as well.

*proceeds to titter schoolgirlishly at the Cerne Abbas Giant aerial photo*
posted by Lush at 12:15 PM on May 7, 2005

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