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Awesome new Google Maps feature!

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by toast, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. toast

    toast Member
    Messages: 44

    Now Google maps has a "street view", which allows you to visually see the location. This should really help the guys give estimate help for noobs like me!

    Heres an example...


    Click on the orange dude if it doesnt pop up for you.

    I really like this feature!
     
  2. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    That has to be for very limited locations only.
     
  3. toast,
    guess Pohlad put that pic in Google.
    It's cool, I'll have to check it out for other areas.
    Another plowsite member turned me onto http://maps.live.com/
    It has a birds eye view that's just awesome.
    I was looking for a map of Southdale and got a fair one from google, but with the birds eye view from maps.live, I could make out the model and makes of the cars.

    Steve Hoogenakker
     
  4. Thanks toast, I found a ground level shot of a townhome association I do. It's a pic of the garage fronts, aprons. I'm going to print them up and send them out with the crews. Thats very cool.
    I noticed on the townhome shot as well as the dome shot that if you twist the picture just right, you can see the car underneath with the 360 degree camera.
    There's a place up in Maple Grove called Geo Vista that has cameras in all their trucks. I thought they were hired by realtors, but maybe they drive all the streets.
    Looks like the wife will be lonely this weekend while I print my sites up!!!!

    Steve Hoogenakker
     
  5. csx5197

    csx5197 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Yeah thats nice and all, but doesn't work for us who live in the "sticks"
     
  6. toast

    toast Member
    Messages: 44

    Yeah Steve, Ive found live maps too, and it was the best when I found it, but this you can even go full screen, and get better resolution. Im sure they will be expanding thier territory as well for those in the "sticks"....

    Mike
     
  7. toast

    toast Member
    Messages: 44

    Cool, if you go look down the street, you can grab an arrow, and it will advance you down the street!
     
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    i cant find this orange dude