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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1586

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An old NOAA joke goes something along the lines of: "In order to cut back on our spy satellite costs, we will be removing all clocks from new satellites. If you need to know the time, just look at someone's watch on the ground."

Although this may sound silly, it may not be too far from reality. Google has released several very high resolution images of metrpolitan Las Vegas, Nevada -- three inches per pixel to be exact. The images have high enough quality where users will be able to see ads on the sides of buildings, car reflections in mirrors, car types, and the types of planes at the McCarran International Airport. And just think, this is what the public gets to see.
Oddly enough, Indian military forces are concerned because of the high resolution images produced by Google Earth.
Heh... Google is spying on you!

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I never keep my watch at the correct time or date in order to fool the government watching me.
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WHOA! *Checks it out*
Edit: You can see the cars cleary and you can tell what's in the trunks of trucks! Wow, all the way from space...
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Check out www.local.live.com in my opinion is better than google earth. But google has a better interface.
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Yes, but I do not believe Google is using current, up to date images. For instance, it's quite likely that if you look at a location now, you will be looking at an image taken a month or so ago.

there is no way Google is tapping into government satillites and offering up to the second images.
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Yes, but I do not believe Google is using current, up to date images. For instance, it's quite likely that if you look at a location now, you will be looking at an image taken a month or so ago.

there is no way Google is tapping into government satillites and offering up to the second images.
Of course not, but the fact that Google is able to get these hi-resolution imagines is just amazing. This about the commercial implications. You may soon call up Google to survey a lot that you intend to buy. Google may be used for natural disater recon. Google Earth isn't just for fun....
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they sure aren't up to date. It still doesn't have my address and my house was built almost a year ago.
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they sure aren't up to date. It still doesn't have my address and my house was built almost a year ago.
They are about a year and a half old. They are newer ones than the images they had for years though.
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Of course not, but the fact that Google is able to get these hi-resolution imagines is just amazing. This about the commercial implications. You may soon call up Google to survey a lot that you intend to buy. Google may be used for natural disater recon. Google Earth isn't just for fun....

Impossible. You can't use images that old to get an accurate survey. Nor can you use it for any kind of accurate recon.

Nothing wrong with it being fun though.
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Impossible. You can't use images that old to get an accurate survey. Nor can you use it for any kind of accurate recon.

Nothing wrong with it being fun though.
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You may soon call up Google
A few years ago those high-res images would have been "impossbile." What I am saying is that this technology is advancing to that rate.

BTW... Why can't you survery with those images? Land doesn't change that much!
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Some people are saying they are photo's taken from an aeroplane.
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