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Percy
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Message 1 of 130 (214683)
06-06-2005 1:37 PM


I just discovered Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps). At present it only has maps of North America, Hawaii and the UK, and satellite photos of the entire world, but detailed photos only for North America. Satellite photos of urban areas are very detailed, of rural areas not very detailed, and outside of North America are only regional. But overall it's a far better implementation than MapQuest or YahooMaps, especially the "drag to reposition" and "recenter by double click" features - very, very quick, and you can find what you want fast!

Here's my mystery photo, should be easy to figure out, definitely have to blow this up:


Click to enlarge

How about some more mystery photos, people have to guess what it's a photo of. Doesn't have to be a satellite photo.

--Percy


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NosyNed
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Message 2 of 130 (214686)
06-06-2005 1:40 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
06-06-2005 1:37 PM


My Guess
downtown Chicago
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kjsimons
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Message 3 of 130 (214688)
06-06-2005 1:43 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
06-06-2005 1:37 PM


I'm going to guess that this is a picture of where the World Trade Center Towers used to be. I don't currently have any good pics for guessing about but I'll look around for some!
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Percy
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Message 4 of 130 (214714)
06-06-2005 3:06 PM


KJsimons is correct, it's the former World Trade Center site in New York City.

Here's another one, even easier this time:


Click to enlarge

--Percy


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NosyNed
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Message 5 of 130 (214717)
06-06-2005 3:14 PM
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06-06-2005 3:06 PM


trying again
St Louis (if that is where that arch is)
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Coragyps
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Message 6 of 130 (214720)
06-06-2005 3:20 PM
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06-06-2005 3:06 PM


The Gateway Arch in St Louis.
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berberry
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Message 7 of 130 (214722)
06-06-2005 3:25 PM


I've got one...

Click to enlarge

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"I think younger workers first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." George W. Bush, May 4, 2005
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Message 8 of 130 (214723)
06-06-2005 3:28 PM
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06-06-2005 3:25 PM


Re: I've got one...
Anchor wat, cambodia

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berberry
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Message 9 of 130 (214724)
06-06-2005 3:30 PM
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06-06-2005 3:28 PM


Re: I've got one...
That was quick. And correct.


"I think younger workers first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." George W. Bush, May 4, 2005
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berberry
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Message 10 of 130 (214732)
06-06-2005 3:41 PM


Can you get this one as quickly?
Image hosted by Photobucket.com


"I think younger workers first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." George W. Bush, May 4, 2005
  
berberry
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Message 11 of 130 (214737)
06-06-2005 4:00 PM


Area 54
...is part of the name of this one:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

AbE: Aside - This is supposed to be professional photography, but one wants to scream at the photographer "the polorazing filter is your friend".

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"I think younger workers first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." George W. Bush, May 4, 2005
  
Percy
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Message 12 of 130 (214738)
06-06-2005 4:07 PM


St. Louis Arch was correct. Here's another easy one:


Click to enlarge

I can't get Berberry's last two. Too hard for me!

--Percy


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gnojek
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Message 13 of 130 (214739)
06-06-2005 4:09 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Percy
06-06-2005 3:06 PM


What's the little pink smiley balloon coming out of the front of one of the buildings?

:)


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berberry
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Message 14 of 130 (214740)
06-06-2005 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Percy
06-06-2005 4:07 PM


Percy writes:

quote:
I can't get Berberry's last two. Too hard for me!

The title of the second one is a trick you should be able to get if you think about it. It might be quite difficult to get the exact location, but the trick turns on the name.


"I think younger workers first of all, younger workers have been promised benefits the government promises that have been promised, benefits that we can't keep. That's just the way it is." George W. Bush, May 4, 2005
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Percy
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Message 15 of 130 (214742)
06-06-2005 4:16 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by gnojek
06-06-2005 4:09 PM


If you do a search at Google Maps it will display little identifying balloons over each matching site. I searched for "St. Louis Arch", but the balloon for the arch actually appears at the visitor's center that is off the top of the photo. The balloon you're referring to is for the Gateway Arch & Old Courthouse Information Center.

--Percy


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