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Rust
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Username: Rust

Post Number: 74
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 64.118.136.130
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out Google Earth. This has to be the best free mapping tool yet.

http://earth.google.com/

It includes 3D Building representations for major cities including Detroit. This a image I snapped with the software. It requires a download but is well worth the minimal effort.

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Blessyouboys
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Post Number: 232
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.209.187.24
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

this is like so 6 months ago
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1562
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Obviously rust does sleep.

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/50492/49867.html

(Message edited by ndavies on January 17, 2006)
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6455
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I never realized the city was so grey. Must have been overcast that day.
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Bvos
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, the technology has been around for a few months, but it's an outstanding program none the less. A lot of things that were formerly the exclusive domain of GIS can easily be done with this program. A great program for novices and professionals alike.
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Rust
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Post Number: 75
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Posted From: 64.118.136.130
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 6:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My apologies!!!
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Sumotect
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Post Number: 153
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Posted From: 64.243.32.9
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 7:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another very cool mapping site.

Maps.A9.com

checkout Detroit streetscape. Photos all taken in summer, so you can remember what it felt like.
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Iseries840
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 08-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Few months? This program was formerly a subscription service called Keyhole and has been around for a few years.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I appreciate being reminded of these mapping tools. I'm trying to refamiliarize myself with Detroit before moving there and they're a great help!

Be sure to turn on the Google Earth Community layer for user-supplied placemarks and note the mileage measuring tool in the tools menu. I have some 20 buildings placemarked so far.

In A9, in the window reflections, you can sometimes catch a glimpse of the truck used to take the photos. A9 still has a lot of territory left to photograph. Maybe they're hiring.
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Dougw
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Post Number: 944
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No need to apologize in this case, Rust. From reading the previous thread, it wasn't obvious to me that this service included 3D representations of downtown Detroit, which your picture nicely demonstrates.
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Psip
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Post Number: 871
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.13.131
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The a9.com has old pictures, I hope they keep them. Its useful to see what was there.
Kennedy
pardon the poor pasteing, I will get better :-)
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Taj920
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Username: Taj920

Post Number: 82
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.42.252.205
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

won't work on a Mac unless you have 10.4
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Huggybear
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Post Number: 124
Registered: 08-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I never realized the city was so grey. Must have been overcast that day.


Hey, that's why they invented Guardian Yellow!
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Tomoh
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.40.189.92
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This may have been old news but thanks for the reminder. I had installed Google Earth but had no idea it could do 3D representation of Detroit, something I'd been wanting to see! Too bad my hometown of Columbus didn't get picked for this feature (although Cleveland and Cinci were).
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Psip
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Post Number: 901
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Posted From: 69.246.13.131
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It wouldnt be long before there will be very few gray blocks on that map. I wonder if there is a delete building button??? :-)

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