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Google Delves Into 45

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Satellite views of a town are often neat – until you realize it’s hard to recognize places by their rooftops.  So Google seems to have made a wise (and possibly Microsoft-inspired) update to Google Maps by releasing what it simply calls "45° imagery."

45° imagery is quite similar to what Microsoft/Bing Maps has termed a "Bird’s Eye" view.  Or, in fairness to Google, it’s just what you get when Street View and a top-down view are sort of averaged out.

Anyway, a post on the LatLong Blog explained, "This type of imagery allows you to explore the sides of buildings and other locations — you can even rotate around a particular point of interest using the compass ring to view it from four different perspectives."

As for how the feature works, "To see the new imagery, simply zoom into an area while in Satellite mode.  Where we have 45° imagery available, the imagery will switch from an overhead to 45° angle as you zoom all the way in.  You can then pan smoothly across the map to get a richer view of the area."

Just note that 45° imagery isn’t available everywhere (or even close to it) at the moment.  Google thought it better to release the feature now and expand its coverage in the months ahead.

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  • Guest

    stalkers and murderers will love this! being able to see every available entry point into your home to attack, rape and/or kill you. love it.

    • Adsense Publisher

      You do realize you can ask Google to omit your location right?

      • Guest

        You’ve obviously never tried to actually make contact with anyone at google, have you? Because if you had, you’d know it’s darn near impossible (by design), and even if you do find the “contact us” link, they never react to such requests.

        I must agree with the OP… by default, you should be opted OUT, not IN, having to jump through flaming hoops to get photographs of your private home off google.

        Just a side note:
        Can really feel the hatred and contempt in your post. You should work on your anger issues.

        • Adsense Publisher

          Then how come I know a few people who used the removal link and had their locations removed from Google Maps? Maybe it took them a week before it was removed, but it was removed. No hoops there.

          And how do you propose Google handle the opt in requests? Imagine trying to get your location on Google maps and having to go through all sorts of hoops to prove it’s you making the request in the first place? Like sending in a copy of your driver’s license or passport with the address on it, proving you live where you live. Yes, personal information.

          I would think we both could agree that if somebody were going to use the images for a malicious reason, they wouldn’t be trying to opt the location out of Google Maps. So it would be reasonable to assume the person lives there if an opt out request was made.

          How about this….You actually go opt out your location and then complain if it was so difficult to do so instead of assuming it will be. It’s really not that difficult to opt out, but you would’ve known that had you actually done so.

          • Guest

            I’m so happy to hear you know people who know people who know people who’ve been able to opt out of anything google, because from my own personal experience, I have had someone make up a fake google profile about me 5 months ago. I have contacted google 4 times using their impersonation link to have it removed, 2 of those times with a link to a photo of my driver’s license, another also including a link to a photo of my certified birth certificate and the IP address of the impersonator who put it up, yet there it sits. Google has done nothing. Never even heard a word back from them.

            So dearest, I’m very happy for your (cough) friends and their good fortune with google in their response, however this is not the norm for google. Perhaps once you grow up to be a big boy, you’ll have your very own experiences to share with us grown ups.

            Maybe it should be, by default, mandatory that people like you get castrated prior to puberty and breeding. We’ll put google in charge of that program. You can always opt out. lol

            By the way, would you call a woman concerned with being raped or attacked by a maniac a “moron” to her face? Or do you just reserve that for when you’re down in mommy’s dark, damp basement, hiding behind the internet where you can pretend to be a big, badass, picking fights, name calling and safely invisible on the web? Oh, you big brave man you. Your mommy must be so proud.

            You have a nice night now babykins, and try not to stay up past your bedtime.

            P.S. Normally you post your link with your name when posting on webpronews to spam the other readers, why not this time? Would the personal attack, showing your true character, cajones, or lack there of, have something to do with that? (wink and a grin)

  • http://stugods3dblog.blogspot.com/ stugod

    Any chance of peeping through you lady’s bedroom windows, ,just a thought

Google Delves Into 45

Google Maps gets significant upgrade

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Satellite views of a town are often neat – until you realize it’s hard to recognize places by their rooftops.  So Google seems to have made a wise (and possibly Microsoft-inspired) update to Google Maps by releasing what it simply calls "45° imagery."

45° imagery is quite similar to what Microsoft/Bing Maps has termed a "Bird’s Eye" view.  Or, in fairness to Google, it’s just what you get when Street View and a top-down view are sort of averaged out.

Anyway, a post on the LatLong Blog explained, "This type of imagery allows you to explore the sides of buildings and other locations — you can even rotate around a particular point of interest using the compass ring to view it from four different perspectives."

As for how the feature works, "To see the new imagery, simply zoom into an area while in Satellite mode.  Where we have 45° imagery available, the imagery will switch from an overhead to 45° angle as you zoom all the way in.  You can then pan smoothly across the map to get a richer view of the area."

Just note that 45° imagery isn’t available everywhere (or even close to it) at the moment.  Google thought it better to release the feature now and expand its coverage in the months ahead.

Google Delves Into 45
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Google Delves Into 45

Google Maps gets significant upgrade

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Satellite views of a town are often neat – until you realize it’s hard to recognize places by their rooftops.  So Google seems to have made a wise (and possibly Microsoft-inspired) update to Google Maps by releasing what it simply calls "45° imagery."

45° imagery is quite similar to what Microsoft/Bing Maps has termed a "Bird’s Eye" view.  Or, in fairness to Google, it’s just what you get when Street View and a top-down view are sort of averaged out.

Anyway, a post on the LatLong Blog explained, "This type of imagery allows you to explore the sides of buildings and other locations — you can even rotate around a particular point of interest using the compass ring to view it from four different perspectives."

As for how the feature works, "To see the new imagery, simply zoom into an area while in Satellite mode.  Where we have 45° imagery available, the imagery will switch from an overhead to 45° angle as you zoom all the way in.  You can then pan smoothly across the map to get a richer view of the area."

Just note that 45° imagery isn’t available everywhere (or even close to it) at the moment.  Google thought it better to release the feature now and expand its coverage in the months ahead.

Google Delves Into 45
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Google Delves Into 45

Google Maps gets significant upgrade

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Satellite views of a town are often neat – until you realize it’s hard to recognize places by their rooftops.  So Google seems to have made a wise (and possibly Microsoft-inspired) update to Google Maps by releasing what it simply calls "45° imagery."

45° imagery is quite similar to what Microsoft/Bing Maps has termed a "Bird’s Eye" view.  Or, in fairness to Google, it’s just what you get when Street View and a top-down view are sort of averaged out.

Anyway, a post on the LatLong Blog explained, "This type of imagery allows you to explore the sides of buildings and other locations — you can even rotate around a particular point of interest using the compass ring to view it from four different perspectives."

As for how the feature works, "To see the new imagery, simply zoom into an area while in Satellite mode.  Where we have 45° imagery available, the imagery will switch from an overhead to 45° angle as you zoom all the way in.  You can then pan smoothly across the map to get a richer view of the area."

Just note that 45° imagery isn’t available everywhere (or even close to it) at the moment.  Google thought it better to release the feature now and expand its coverage in the months ahead.

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