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  Reply # 590682 5-Mar-2012 14:15 Send private message

AFAIK you can only see accurate date information when you're viewing the images in the Google Earth application.

Edit: Sorry, the regular web-browser version now has the month\year of the image at the bottom of the screen, looks like that's new too.
 
The "new" image outside my place is November 2009. I guess there must be an imense amount of processing required for all that data.

Actually, I'm pretty sure they're the same images as a year ago, but they do look a lot crisper, maybe they've just been reprocessed at a higher resolution?
 




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  Reply # 590686 5-Mar-2012 14:19 Send private message

stevenz: AFAIK you can only see accurate date information when you're viewing the images in the Google Earth application.

The date info. on the picture of a house we used to own was deadly accurate as I can tell from the "For Sale" sign that was outside at that time.  However, I've noticed previously that Google Earth gave much more accurate dates.  Maybe they have fixed StreetView now to be just as accurate?





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  Reply # 590789 5-Mar-2012 16:28

That's impressive! I'm using Google Maps on my Android and the resolution on street view has improved ten fold, it's now almost usable on the wee screen.

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  Reply # 590810 5-Mar-2012 17:16 Send private message

trig42: Cool, finally we are there, and nice HiRes pics too. I notice that all car License plates are blurred out. Hope they had software to do that horrible job.


Its not perfect though.  If you go past driveway and look back on an angle then the resolution is good enough to read plates that haven't been blanked.

http://maps.google.co.nz/?ll=-41.305742,174.818832&spn=0.000825,0.001206&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=-41.30568,174.81888&panoid=r4fuJSexIrdWk6ajIPvhZg&cbp=12,144.06,,2,4.78


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  Reply # 590940 5-Mar-2012 22:25 Send private message

wongtop:
trig42: Cool, finally we are there, and nice HiRes pics too. I notice that all car License plates are blurred out. Hope they had software to do that horrible job.


Its not perfect though.  If you go past driveway and look back on an angle then the resolution is good enough to read plates that haven't been blanked.

http://maps.google.co.nz/?ll=-41.305742,174.818832&spn=0.000825,0.001206&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=-41.30568,174.81888&panoid=r4fuJSexIrdWk6ajIPvhZg&cbp=12,144.06,,2,4.78


You mean like this: http://maps.google.co.nz/?ll=-41.305742,174.818832&spn=0.000615,0.00142&t=h&layer=c&cbll=-41.305801,174.818787&panoid=cBpJHSgCVQqL5RHMrtj2xw&cbp=12,79.36,,3,7.5&z=20    ?

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  Reply # 592689 9-Mar-2012 10:36 Send private message

They month is right as my house is November 2009. Looking at photos we have, due building garage I can narrow it down from 5-10 November.

Of the 4 or so times I saw the car drive past, once two mornings in a row along the same street, I have only made it on StreetView once. Though it's quite funny as I'm at work and you can see me on StreetView and then look at the Aerial Imagery and you can see me from there too.

The better resolution is great. Can actually see things and read things on it now.

Hope they continue to drive round and get the new images up faster. Also would love to see historical StreetView like Aerial imagery on Google Earth. Have suggested it but as usual Google weren't communicative.

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  Reply # 597829 20-Mar-2012 18:08 Send private message

If you would like to know the exact date that they came to Kingsland, Auckland:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=80&topicid=47788
 
According to this, they were originally only going to be up to a year from October 2009 to make the new imagery live. 

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  Reply # 599543 24-Mar-2012 18:47 Send private message

My house still has pictures from 2007!

before my trampoline got stolen and my dad cut down the only productive thing in our garden, my apricot tree.













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  Reply # 599559 24-Mar-2012 19:37 Send private message

Tried the 3D feature but couldn't get it to work with my Real 3D glasses (ex-Embassy Theatre!). What are the requirements?

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  Reply # 599597 24-Mar-2012 21:45 Send private message

You need the good ol' red/cyan glasses. Real3D glasses work on light polarization. Your monitor does not have the ability to emit alternating polarized light.

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