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Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Jacque, 17th Jan, 2007.

  1. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    I'm so used to the aerial maps on RPData that I tend to forget about the other terrific (free) resources out there- Google Earth included.

    But it was pointed out to me recently that whereis.com.au have upgraded their maps with beta photos (simply bring up a map and click the beta photo symbol in the bottom LHS of the box) which are pretty impressive and seem to have a higher res than Earth. For those of you who, like me, have as much fun looking at homes from an eagle's point of view, then check out their site for some navigating fun :D
     
  2. Glebe

    Glebe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jacque.

    Definitely seems higher resolution.

    Found a way to centre it though?

    My house is towards the top of the image...
     
  3. Barracuda

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    Seem to be relatively recent photos too - has our new fence from early-mid last year in it.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Jacque

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    Use the zoom and go onto next map
    I'm sure there's a way- just haven't played around enough with it yet

    PS: Just had another quick look Glebe and discovered that if you just click on where you want it will centre it. And Barra is right- the pics are more up to date than Google Earth as well- I've just checked a few more recent builds myself.
     
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  5. Here_To_Learn

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    Wow - very nice indeed. :) :) :)
     
  6. Redwing

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    Just had a look at Broome (WA), IMHO Google Earth looks better and you can zoom in a bit closer before its starts to blur.
     
  7. Glebe

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    Yep centreing works, thanks Jacque.
     
  8. MrDarcy

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    There are houses in my area that are less then a couple of months old and can be seen, that's very recent. I can even see my car (which is alot more than a few months old ;)

    But, the map segments are sometimes a little out of sync. My sister's street has no entry as the houses nearby are now built on the road :eek:
     
  9. Redwing

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    hmm even for Ellenbrook (WA) all I get is a blurry picture or as I get closer it tells me nothing available yet, maybe its a few years before they'll update this side of the Nation :D
     
  10. Jacque

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    Hey Red :)

    Perhaps they started over in the eastern states and are on their way over to the other side to start taking those aerial pics soon....
     
  11. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    nah....w're just a bit behind y'all.. i even herd y'll have coloured Teluvison over thar ;)

    We'll get there one day, we're still growing up
     
  12. Jacque

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    Oh stop being so coy :D ;)
    We all know which state's investors have made the biggest bucketloads of capital gains over the last 2-3 yrs due to one of the biggest state booms in Oz history. If you guys aren't already watching 80inch plasmas with some of that hard earned equity, then there's something wrong.......... :) :) ;)
     
  13. Davidr

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    I like the hybrid feature of Google Maps. Street map overlaid on satellite photo.

    (whereis only had region photo. Not enough resolution to see my house)

    David
     
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  15. Redwing

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    Plasmas come in sizes as small as 80 inch :confused: they must be for the guest rooms or servants quarters I guess

    Sorry, everyone I know has LCD's ;)