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Ashley
07-04-2005, 11:20 PM
I warned you (http://maps.google.com/)

Click on satellite, it's crazy! I found my house.

Foeni
07-04-2005, 11:57 PM
Pete, when do we take off?

deviljet88
08-04-2005, 12:52 AM
Around now, he's trying to track down Ranman first.

Dionysus
08-04-2005, 01:32 AM
doesnt have australia

deviljet88
08-04-2005, 01:38 AM
Therefore we're lucky that for now its restricted to the US and Canada :P

Fancyman
08-04-2005, 12:20 PM
Hmm this info is taken from this year i think. it shows my neigbhors pool and i dont think theyve had more than 12 or 18 months
Thats the coolest thing ever i just followed my whle commute to school and like i could tell where i was cause the landmarks were there.

Flightfreak
08-04-2005, 02:39 PM
Isn’t that hot?
I wonder how long it will stay online because it’s a very helpful tool for terrorists.

http://home.tiscali.be/flightfreaks/newyork.JPG

Mags
08-04-2005, 02:53 PM
Hmm this info is taken from this year i think. it shows my neigbhors pool and i dont think theyve had more than 12 or 18 months

It's actually no more than like..two months old. It's got a fountain on my campus that has only been running since around February...and I can actually see the water in the fountain.

That's seriously insane. I've spent at least 20 minutes just looking at stuff now.

Flightfreak
08-04-2005, 02:59 PM
Its not like they made that map in one month, you can see differences of seasons on the map.

Digital_Ice
08-04-2005, 02:59 PM
well it is satelite imagery, its probably updated every couple of days or so.

Isn’t that hot?
I wonder how long it will stay online because it’s a very helpful tool for terrorists.

quite true

http://www.blackparadox.co.uk/personal/white.jpg
http://www.blackparadox.co.uk/personal/pent.jpg

*DISCLAIMER*
Dear Mr FBI Dudes...
I am not a terrorist, i am mearly concuring with my good freind FlightFreak, and these images are mearly for illustrational purposes... honestly
so bog off and go bother google......

apoggy
08-04-2005, 03:07 PM
out of date satellite maps are hardly going to be useful. If they went in closer and were more up to date then maybe, as it is, terrorists know where these places are, what help would seeing them from a satellites perspective be?

Mags
08-04-2005, 03:24 PM
It also greatly helps if you actually look at landmarks. For example, yes, 1600 Penn. Ave is the address of the White House. But that map gave you Lafayette Square across the street.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Magzah84/DC.jpg

There's the actual white house, inbetween the Treasury Dept and the OEOB.

Flightfreak
08-04-2005, 03:27 PM
aren’t you forgetting something?
we do speak about the USA… *paranoia*
if they even point 5 automatic guns at my mate (15 year old kid) because he could be a terrorists than I would not be surprised if the government would make a fuss about this.
those maps can be handful to check out industry parks (nuclear power plans, petrochemical industry,...)

Digital_Ice
08-04-2005, 03:45 PM
mags, if you look, the bubble may be over the park, but the red pointer is directed at the road, so it is infact correct. i know where the white house is :P :P :P and which one it was!

marine
08-04-2005, 04:21 PM
crazy, It has my uncle's house.

acliff
08-04-2005, 04:23 PM
aren’t you forgetting something?
we do speak about the USA… *paranoia*
if they even point 5 automatic guns at my mate (15 year old kid) because he could be a terrorists than I would not be surprised if the government would make a fuss about this.
those maps can be handful to check out industry parks (nuclear power plans, petrochemical industry,...)

You fucktard, if they were terrorists capable of getting past security on these places, don't you think they'd have maps already? And more recent ones at that?

bruman
08-04-2005, 04:26 PM
and it wouldn't surrise me that they have people working in the fbi, cia, white house....

Flightfreak
08-04-2005, 04:50 PM
You fucktard, if they were terrorists capable of getting past security on these places, don't you think they'd have maps already? And more recent ones at that?

love you to honey…
read my posts again…

1:I wonder how long it will stay online because it’s a very helpful tool for terrorists.
---> simplified: I am "wondering" how long the site Google maps will stay online...

2:aren’t you forgetting something?
we do speak about the USA… *paranoia*
if they even point 5 automatic guns at my mate (15 year old kid) because he could be a terrorists than I would not be surprised if the government would make a fuss about this.
those maps can be handful to check out industry parks (nuclear power plans, petrochemical industry,...)
---> simplified: USA...paranoia...politics...fucked up...

extra info: bush proposed a new law
basically: "he wants to be able to shutdown every GPS system with one button.(Galileo European version of GPS and GPS it self)"

now to answer your question:
maybe, who knows,...but like I said: USA,...paranoia,...

*some stupid babbling*

Keyser_so_so
08-04-2005, 06:23 PM
You fucktard, if they were terrorists capable of getting past security on these places, don't you think they'd have maps already? And more recent ones at that?

Also, check out Michaelmoore.com- on the must read page (I'm pretty sure it's on there)- aparantly nuclear plants in 31 states are vunerable to attack.

acliff
08-04-2005, 10:17 PM
Satellite photographs are not GPS, I'm sure even you know that Flightfreak.
If google were able to get satellite photographs of everywhere, I'm sure anyone could get them if they were looking. Having them readily available doesn't change the fact that most terrorists don't go 'hey lets browse google and find a random airport to suicide bomb', they know their target, have probably known their targets for the last 3 years, and know exactly what it looks like and already know the indepth layout of the buildings, regardless of what they are.
You think an well funded terrorist organisation don't already have access to this information?

I find it ridiculous that someone puts up a map, and the first thing that comes to their heads is how terrorists could use it. If I gave you an ordinance survey map, would you be worried that snipers would find out where the church towers were?

And Flightfreak, you mention that the US is paranoid... I'm pretty sure that you were the first one to mention anything about terrorism... and where do you live? One of the most carefree countries in the world besides Jamaica.

Next time you say things in another language, because its obviously something you don't want me to read, i shall delete it.

Keyser, I'm pretty sure on this google map you can't specify 'vunerable nuclear power stations' or 'important buildings that might be a good target for those dabbling in terror mongering'. Besides vunerable in what sense? I'm guessing the powerstations near living people are very well secured, and now they all have nuclear power stations that are impossible to go into meltdown.

duckula
08-04-2005, 10:42 PM
The French have imaging sattelites in orbit and will sell the pictures to anyone of pretty much anywhere.

IBO
09-04-2005, 05:29 AM
this is the coolest thing ever! EVER!
________
LAMBORGHINI FLYING STAR II (http://www.lamborghini-tech.com/wiki/Lamborghini_Flying_Star_II)

Flightfreak
09-04-2005, 08:02 AM
…rambling…

If you like it or not, google maps “could” be used to choose a new target for an terrorist attack,… ,its an easy and a cheap way to choose a target, they will try to get access to better (and more expensive) satellite images if they needed them,…, but these satellite images in combination with GPS are more than enough.
The public has access (can buy) to satellite images till a certain resolution (detail grade) if they want to get higher ones than they need to contact certain agencies with a very good reason and probably a lot of money.
Now because Google maps only exist for the usa and Canada (for now), would I not be wondered if they made a fuss about it. Because in the states they are pretty paranoia…

Next time you say things in another language, because its obviously something you don't want me to read, i shall delete it.

I’ll translate it for you: I basically said that you were an frustrated idiot, and i made a laugh with the English language you used.
I don’t like people who call me a fucktard with out a reason.

Ashley
10-04-2005, 09:13 AM
Ordinary maps can be used for the same thing but no one makes a fuss about those.

deviljet88
10-04-2005, 10:00 AM
I think FF's talking more about exact buildings, since most ordinary maps I've seen are just streets and road names. Its a point, but I think it doesn't pose such a large threat as made out.

Ashley
11-04-2005, 03:44 AM
I don't think it's a real threat. Being as I could go down to the gas station and pick up a map with main building actually highlighted. They came in handy when I went to Denver and had no idea where I was.

hasselbrad
11-04-2005, 04:41 PM
Their addresses are a bit skewed. Where I work is actually just above the two white blips, which are our delivery vans. Worky, worky. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4419+North+Grady+Avenue+tampa&ll=27.983165,-82.509556&spn=0.003498,0.005407&t=k&hl=en)

deviljet88
12-04-2005, 12:07 AM
Goodie, now we can track down hasselbrad's boss and tell him to monitor what sites hassel visits during work :P

hasselbrad
12-04-2005, 12:47 PM
Goodie, now we can track down hasselbrad's boss and tell him to monitor what sites hassel visits during work :P

Sweet...maybe he'll fire me and I can collect unemployment. :p

DefyingGravity
20-04-2005, 11:40 AM
This is entertaining... I found a local amusement park...

edit: WTF I FOUND MY HOUSE

Digital_Ice
12-08-2007, 02:27 AM
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMP!

lol, i didn't feel the need to start a new thread, but i thought i'd share this that i found on google maps. (due to the way they've updated maps.google.com, you cant post urls anymore, so you'll have to trust that this is not faked)

FROM: HELL

Drive:
256 mi – about 4 hours 21 mins
256 mi – about 4 hours 21 mins
1. Head east on Patterson Lake Rd toward Silver Hill Rd
2.2 mi
2 mins
2. Continue on Darwin Rd
0.5 mi
1 min
3. Turn right at Dexter Pinckney Rd
8.1 mi
13 mins
4. Continue on Main St
0.3 mi
5. Turn right at Baker Rd
2.9 mi
5 mins
6. Turn right to merge onto I-94 E toward Ann Arbor
12.2 mi
12 mins
7. Take exit 180 A-B to merge onto US-23 S toward Toledo
Entering Ohio

51.8 mi
46 mins
8. Take the exit onto I-75 S toward Dayton
169 mi
2 hours 39 mins
9. Take exit 22 for Tylersville Rd toward Mason
0.4 mi
1 min
10. Turn left at Tylersville Rd
3.7 mi
9 mins
11. Turn right at Mason-Montgomery Rd
1.5 mi
3 mins
12. Turn left at Socialville Foster Rd
1.5 mi
5 mins
13. Turn right at Columbia Rd
1.1 mi
2 mins
14. Turn right at OH-3/US-22
0.3 mi
1 min
15. Turn right at Townsley Dr
404 ft
16. Turn right at Heaven

TO: HEAVEN

cdog
12-08-2007, 03:48 AM
they won't shut it down... it's been around for 3+ years now already.

download the 'Google Earth' program... it's really cool.