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The Famous Druid

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Big Brother is watching Geek Culture HQ

Sadly, it only covers the USA and Canada, but still pretty cool.

So, what does your home town look like from space?

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2005 06:38      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Like home.


Though I sometimes wish I was still living here.

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This is my general area. [Smile]

And this , is where I grew up. The airport shown is Chicago O'Hare. [Smile]

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Grew up here

Now we live at the south end of the lake in this view.

Spiderman: I've a close friend from High School days
who lives in Capron and is a distributor for our product. Also, was on the phone this morning to old
friends in Freeport. Small world.

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This is where I live. If you know my address, the image resolution is high enough to make out the driveway and sidewalk to the road easily. Yikes!

This pile of dirt became my place of employment. The building just east-southeast of the intersection was the home of the Spallation Neutron Source offices before they moved into their new digs. The large installation to the southwest is the Y-12 plant from the Manhattan Project, which is still in use for special manufacturing tasks like disassembling WMDs. A little farther southwest is the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:

Spiderman: I've a close friend from High School days
who lives in Capron and is a distributor for our product. Also, was on the phone this morning to old
friends in Freeport. Small world.

Wow, small world indeed. Capron is about a 20 minute drive for me, Freeport being a bit further, clocking in at about 40 minutes.

The company I work for, (Wireless ISP) regularly services the southern edge of Capron.

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[Eek!]

I typed in my address, and scrolled to the highest available zoom level.. I could see a school bus going down my street, and I live on a small residential road!

I don't know if I think it's cool, or moderately creepy...

Perhaps both.

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My Home is about in the center of this page. Unfortunately, the resolution here isn't so good. You scroll just a couple of miles east or south and it is much better. (or a few more miles to the west where the nuclear power plant is).

It's funny that google came out with this, and just the day before I was using mapmart photos and some stiching in Gimp to get a decent photo of my neighborhood to go to a planning/zoning commision hearing.

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I could see cars in the lot at the highest zoom, but couldn't pick out mine, but that's no surprise. Not only is my car very small and, from a distance, very non-descript but the pic is a bit dated. There's a very active gas station that's opened up since that photo was made available (but beofre I bought I my car) and the Crossroads Mall has been demolished.

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This is where I work. Look for the thing that vaguely resembles a smiley face, and i'm the right eye.

And this is my apartment complex.

Really nifty stuff.

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This is my home town. You can only zoom in 2 more notches and then it blanks out on satelite mode. Guess I live in a place too rural for "THEM" to care about close up pics.

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Here is an image of my home. This view is great. I could use this to map out the frisbee golf course on campus.

This reminds me of the terraserver pages I used back in high school to stal^H^H^H^Hlook at my house and the houses of my friends. I remember back then, at my old house, being able to pick out a blue pixel or two that was my car. It was pretty cool.

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Oh wow..I can totally see my parents' house..I feel so homesick now [Frown]
That mapping is awesome!!

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I just played with it a bit more.

I was able to zoom in close enough to see the shadows of one of my cars in the driveway.

And I also picked out the apartments I lived in when I was living in Jeffersonville, IN. Now that is a dirty looking town from the air. If you google it you can see Jeffboat clearly. I guess at close to 1/2 a mile long, it is hard to miss.

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I grew up here with Michigan, USA on the left and Ontario, Canada
across the river on the right. (Somebody has to keep an eye on
those willey Canadians [Wink] ) Now I live here which is only 26 miles
away but a whole diferent world. At the highest res I could make
out my flat and my car parked off the alley in back! Oh and work is here.

EDIT: Hmm... The US on the left and Canada on the right. Sounds
sortta backwards doesn't it?

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Here's where maia and I live [Smile] Second canal from the bottom, also note the pyramids from moody gardens in the upper left.

And here's lovely
Texas City where we get our petrochemical explosions and lung cancer.

And sleepy downtown Houston where we also get our lung cancer.

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School (and one job) is Here

Work is on the right side of this river between the two freeways.

Here's home below the freeway and above the major road that shows up as white.

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Those Google images are damn impressive.

Nowhere near as good resolution, but I live somewhere in the middle of here half the year, and spend the rest of the time in this area.

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I can see my house from here. I'm sunbathing naked on the deck
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home thweet home!

i live on one of the inner tips. unfortunately, you can only get one zoom closer. *sigh*

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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I can see my house from here. I'm sunbathing naked on the deck

Wow!!

It must have been pretty cold that day [Razz]

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my college

a park and a middle school 1/2 north from my house

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The Simmons College residence quad...my hall has a "C" flag over it.
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Hey

That is both amazingly interesting and yet freakisly scary too.

I'd really love to be able to show you my house and work but I don't know whether to be sad or glad that "they" aren't watching...

(Actually they probably are - but British Intelligence/Governments are WAY more secretive than even I like to think about...)

[ohwell]

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And all this time I thought you were in the UK, Serenak. But this
is what I get when I type in your address. I'm not sure what brings this
location up.

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