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About maybe six months ago I came upon a website where you would put in a city address say 601 broadway and you would then see both sides of the street in a very up close and personal way. I forget where this website was does anyone know what I am talking about? I do not think it was google since there site is a little different. I thought it was amazon or yahoo but went there and could not figure it out. Also at that time they were only maping major cities like ny, washington, phila, seattle. Any help would be appreciated. Why is this on the bike site you may ask. Well if you live in one of those cities and had a lbs address you would be able to see the bldg. at this address. this is what made their map locator cool.
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Both sites show locations looking down from space. They are very very cool and good. But this site shows the front of the bldg cleary? Will continue to see if i remember it.
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Atomic300 said:
Both sites show locations looking down from space. They are very very cool and good. But this site shows the front of the bldg cleary? Will continue to see if i remember it.
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That would be impossible unless it relied on people sending in their shops and worked in a database like that, and if your search number matched one that was submitted then it worked.

Since satelite wond do what you are talkin about, i just cant see people drivin up and down every street to make that :p unless it was for a small resedince :p
 

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As silly as this sounds it is true. My problem is that I can not remember how i got to that site. It was a project one of the big search engines were working on. I remember i sent that site to a friend and hope they still have my email. If they have that it i will post it here. since it was really cool to see. I will look for it and report back.
 

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That would be impossible unless it relied on people sending in their shops and worked in a database like that, and if your search number matched one that was submitted then it worked.

Since satelite wond do what you are talkin about, i just cant see people drivin up and down every street to make that :p unless it was for a small resedince :p
YAHOOOIEEEEEEEEEE! I found the site and I had to clear all my porn image's and beer funk off my brian to remember. But this is one cool site and since not all cities are in this map it does have about ten or more large cities and i do live in one of them.

Here is how you get to see what i am talking about. Go to this site http://maps.a9.com/ and click on one of the cities and put in a business address and you will see what i am talking about. Example put in 1346 chestnut st for philly and you will see what i am talking about.
 

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YAHOOOIEEEEEEEEEE! I found the site and I had to clear all my porn image's and beer funk off my brian to remember. But this is one cool site and since not all cities are in this map it does have about ten or more large cities and i do live in one of them.

Here is how you get to see what i am talking about. Go to this site http://maps.a9.com/ and click on one of the cities and put in a business address and you will see what i am talking about. Example put in 1346 chestnut st for philly and you will see what i am talking about.
Interesting site but those are street-level pictures, not satellite shots. A lot of foot-work was involved.
 

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I first saw this either on tv report or newspaper and they had reported that the pictures were taken from a suv just going up and down streets with a camera. Not all streets are covered in each city but i think major business areas are covered. It is helpful in a way
 
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