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Postby Alycidon » Sat May 20, 2006 12:46 pm

Found this today http://local.live.com/. Same idea, only this one has much more coverage of Scotland. All of Airdrie, Coatbridge, Motherwell and Hamilton can be seen
[img]http://www.jhowie.force9.co.uk/emu314carcream.gif[/img]

We must perform a Quirkafleeg!!!!
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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby macca734 » Sat May 20, 2006 1:16 pm

Alycidon wrote:Found this today http://local.live.com/. Same idea, only this one has much more coverage of Scotland. All of Airdrie, Coatbridge, Motherwell and Hamilton can be seen


Not quite got the same zoom level as GE but its still impressive with a different mapping set that looks like it was taken on a workday. Could this be the XYZ mapping companies stuff?

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Postby Flash_Andy » Sat May 20, 2006 2:16 pm

Whoa...the pictures in this are ancient, Cowglen Hospital is still fully functioning, it's been gone for about 3 years? :o
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Postby maxpower » Sat May 20, 2006 2:43 pm

Thanks for this, some fantastic coverage of North Ayrshire, a few years old, but still better than anything else I've seen. :D
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Postby Schiehallion » Sat May 20, 2006 2:46 pm

I've just seen an SPL football stadium with a stand that was demolished in the summer of 2001.
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Postby Flash_Andy » Sat May 20, 2006 2:52 pm

What one?
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Postby Schiehallion » Sat May 20, 2006 3:34 pm

Easter Road. Yet I've just notice the Falkirk Stadium is on it and that was built in 2004 so it must be made up from composite images.
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Postby Toby Dammit » Sat May 20, 2006 4:22 pm

Diverting stuff. You could see ma maw's hoose, unlike Google Earth. It's very limited compared to Google Earth though (at this stage). Also, it's coverage anywhere else in Europe that I tried was zero.
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Postby McShad » Sat May 20, 2006 4:24 pm

Can't be that old... Google Earth doesnt have the Campanile Hotel on it but this one does
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Postby allyharp » Sun May 21, 2006 12:35 am

My house is in it, but it's not quite as high resolution as Google Earth. The Google Earth pictures in my area look shite though - all greyed for some reason.
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Postby clydebankcelt » Sun May 21, 2006 2:31 am

I looked for my house in Clydebank, and noticed that they have called the forth of firth canal, the Kelvin.
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Postby allyharp » Sun May 21, 2006 3:35 am

Haha so they have. Do any of these mapping companies encourage locals to correct them?
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Postby macca734 » Sun May 21, 2006 3:46 am

allyharp wrote:Haha so they have. Do any of these mapping companies encourage locals to correct them?


I read on some GIS website that they do this with a few locations so they know if their stuff has been ripped off. Its a bit weird but it sort of makes sense.
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Postby JayKay » Mon May 22, 2006 3:38 pm

I'm pretty sure my Land Rover is visible from space :P

It looks fairly recent round my way, you can see the work is well advanced on the (now gone) Auchenkilns Roundabout, work having got underway within the last two years and completed about 9 months ago.
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Postby engineer » Tue May 23, 2006 8:08 pm

check out edinburgh, 3 gasometers at granton still there and a couple of buildings i worked on around 2002 arent there (gyle)
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