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Postby gap74 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:01 pm

No Forge Retail Park either in the western end of the site, the Townhead church spire still has a church attached to it, and perhaps the most dramatic difference I've seen in an aerial before and after, Tesco at St Rollox is a giant train shed still, with Lidl next door still a patch of green.

Great resource, now if only our forefathers had invented high altitude photography like this, we could have had a great aerial photo history that would have kept us all going for months....!
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Postby Apollo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:22 am

Came across an interesting anomaly in Google's mapping this morning, a new bridge on Loch Lomond, connecting Inchmurrin island to the mainland:

New 'bridge' link

If you flip the view from 'Map' to 'Satellite' you'll see that there's a nearby contrail from an overflying jet, just to the south of the new 'bridge'.

My guess would be that the pic processing software has picked up on this, and it's been interpreted as a road linking the two segments on the mainland and the island, and has 'corrected' its position and inserted it between the two.

While the Mk I eyeball may be slower, it may be more reliable for some jobs :)
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Postby tommytank » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:03 am

vinny wrote:The west portal to the merkland st tunnel can be seen and the crow rd retail park hasn't been built


i am now cross eyed and slightly unnerved by the fact that when i close my eyes i still see an overhead view of partick. suffice to say after 30 mins of staring i couldnt find it. Any directions? :?
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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby crusty_bint » Fri May 02, 2008 1:34 pm

http://maps.live.com/ has been updated with the Birdseye view of Glasgow

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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri May 02, 2008 6:00 pm

Neat! Works for Edinburgh too, for apostates like me. I notice Microsod's maps have mysteriously begun working on Safari again...
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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby glasgowken » Fri May 02, 2008 6:15 pm

8O I'm flabbergasted with that bird's eye view thingy, i'm in love :D You can even see it from different angles, incredible.
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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby glasgowken » Fri May 02, 2008 6:24 pm

Haha, look at this image from the Gt Western Road retail park ::): It's right under the approach to Glasgow Airport.

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Re: Google Earth has a Rival

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri May 02, 2008 6:33 pm

Haah! Aw man, that's a cracker ::): The pilot was in a real hurry for some rawlplugs I guess, cos that's one dodgy bit of parking.
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Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby Rossco » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:35 pm

Hi Folks

You might have spotted this before, but Microsoft's http://local.live.co.uk now has Bird's Eye Views over most of Glasgow... Just make sure you are zoomed in enough over Glasgow and you should see the option for Bird's Eye become available.

Enjoy!

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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby Schiehallion » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Good stuff. These images are from just about a year ago going by work in progress in the south side.
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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby Rossco » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:40 pm

Yeah, I 'm right beside the nearly finished Victoria Hospital Extension and they've only just started building in the Bird's Eye View...
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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby katimac » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:06 am

Thanks.. great link! It's much clearer than than Google Maps and also seems to be much more up to date :D
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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby Peetabix » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:20 am

As much as I like Google Earth it is so out of date. Is the Fort even on it yet?
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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby alzaman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:35 am

Peetabix wrote:As much as I like Google Earth it is so out of date. Is the Fort even on it yet?


I've started using MSN Live Earth as opposed to Google Maps for that very reason. Plus the features and quality are far better, including the Birds Eye view.

The Multimap link is different to the one i use: http://maps.live.com/ .. you may need to download the 3D plugin which makes it much better, and you can zoom in a lot more.

I never thought i'd ever say that about any Micro$oft product ::):
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Re: Bird's Eye View on Live Maps

Postby Schiehallion » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:02 am

Peetabix wrote:As much as I like Google Earth it is so out of date. Is the Fort even on it yet?


The squinty bridge isn't on Google Maps. Not only is it on Microsoft Live Earth, on map mode they've actually named it "Squinty Bridge". ::):

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