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Your house from above

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:02 pm
Littlek was showing me the Google Earth today. We looked up their Darfur project, which is very fascinating.

Then I looked up my house in Slovakia, and my house in the U.S. and asked for directions to get from one to the other. Quite amusing.

From: Bratislava Slovakia
To: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Drive: 7,112 km (about 29 days 14 hours)

1. Head northeast on Vajnorská toward Pri starej prachárni 0.8 km 1 min
2. Turn right at Bajkalská 2.7 km 4 mins
3. Take the ramp to D1/E75 0.1 km
4. Keep right at the fork to continue toward D1/E75 and merge onto D1/E75 5.7 km 5 mins
5. Take the exit onto D2/E65/E75 6.6 km 5 mins
6. Slight right at D4 2.6 km 2 mins
7. Continue on A6/E58 Entering Austria 21.9 km 11 mins
8. Take the exit onto A4/E58/E60/Ost-Autobahn 30.6 km 15 mins
9. Take exit 8-Schwechat to merge onto Wiener Außenring-Schnellstraße 16.5 km 12 mins
10. Take the exit toward A21/E60/Wiener Außenring-Autobahn 0.2 km
11. Keep right at the fork to continue toward A21/E60/Wiener Außenring-Autobahn and merge onto A21/E60/Wiener Außenring-Autobahn 37.7 km
21 mins
12. Take the exit onto A1/E60/West-Autobahn 144 km 1 hour 14 mins
13. Take exit Knoten A1/A25 for A25/E56/E552 toward Passau/Wels 1.1 km 1 min
14. Merge onto E56 80.1 km 42 mins
15. Continue straight onto A3/E56 Entering Germany 216 km 1 hour 51 mins
16. Take exit 89-Kreuz Altdorf to merge onto A6/E50 toward Heilbronn/München/A9/Nürnberg-Süd/N.- 220 km 1 hour 53 mins
17. Take exit 30-Dreieck Hockenheim to merge onto A61/E31 toward Koblenz/Saarbrücken/Ludwigshafen/Speyer 38.1 km 19 mins
18. Take exit 59-Kreuz Frankenthal to merge onto A6/E50 toward Saarbrücken 108 km 57 mins
19. Take exit 3-Dreieck Saarbrücken toward Paris/Metz/Strasbourg/Sbr.-Goldene Bremm/Gewerbegebiet-Süd/Messegelände 1.0 km
20. Merge onto A6/E50 5.4 km 4 mins
21. Continue straight onto A320/E50 Entering France
Partial toll road 13.7 km 8 mins
22. Take the exit onto A4/E25/E50/L'Autoroute de l'Est toward Saint-Avold/Metz/Paris/Carling Toll road 41.1 km 21 mins
23. Take the exit toward Paris/Luxembourg/Thionville Toll road 0.5 km
24. Merge onto A4/E50/L'Autoroute de l'Est Partial toll road 194 km 1 hour 39 mins
25. Take the exit onto A26/E17/L'Autoroute des Anglais toward Reims-La Neuvillette/Laon/Lille/Calais/Bruxelles Toll road 94.0 km 48 mins
26. Take the exit onto A29/E44 toward Rouen/Amiens/Péronne/A1/Paris
Partial toll road 63.9 km 34 mins
27. Take the exit toward A29/E44 0.2 km
28. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Rouen/Calais/Paris/Amiens-Centre/Amiens-Sud and merge onto A29/E44 Partial toll road 10.9 km
6 mins
29. Take the exit onto A16/A29/E44 toward Calais/Rouen/Amiens-Ouest
Toll road 3.9 km 2 mins
30. Take the exit toward Le Havre/Rouen/Dieppe/Poix-de-Picardie Toll road 0.9 km 1 min
31. Merge onto A29/E44 Toll road 57.4 km 29 mins
32. Take the exit onto A28/E402/E44 toward Le Havre/Rouen/Dieppe/Neufchâtel-en-Bray 21.2 km 11 mins
33. Take the exit onto A29/E44 toward Le Havre/Caen
Toll road 36.7 km 19 mins
34. Take the exit onto A29/E44 Toll road 43.8 km 23 mins
35. Take the A131/E05 exit toward Le Havre 1.7 km 1 min
36. Merge onto E05 9.0 km 8 mins
37. Turn right at Quai Colbert 0.1 km
38. Turn right to merge onto Rue Marceau 0.3 km
39. Take the ramp onto Quai Frissard 1.0 km 2 mins
40. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto E05 0.9 km 2 mins

41. Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 5,572 km29 days 0 hours

42. Turn left at Long Wharf 0.2 km
43. Continue on State St 0.7 km 2 mins
44. Continue on Cambridge St 1.3 km 4 mins
45. Continue on RT-3 N 0.5 km
46. Continue on Main St 0.3 km
47. Continue on Broadway X.X km 5 mins
48. Turn left at XXX St. 38 m


But that is not even the point. I would love to see where people live- satelite pics from above. Without identification marks, just a pic of surroundings, just for fun. I'll post mine when I'm less exhausted.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:13 pm
Neat idea for a thread, Dag.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:19 pm
Just type in the coordinates you see to left, below the avatar on some member's posts (like Walter's and mine). :wink:
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:31 pm
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2219/ourhouseiigq3.png
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:36 pm
so green, eoe! must be lovely around there!

o'bill, some people may not want their coordinators known. i know i'd never figure it out, but someone else might. lots of sickos everywhere these days.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:45 pm
This here (in the red circle) is my house in Bratislava, Slovakia.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QAClDlITWXGp6FUuq9*TEyAIi7HFXhPgW1nuNZumLQrTfngvlgykfAtVU6sqXg2E4sOc6Et9IoJpelonfI1iL5wS3j1LDsWtzowoAgRwpQ4/doma.jpg

The green thing is where a huge weeping willow used to be when I was a kid. I spent endless hours on it, in it, under it.

The blue cross, where all the new roofs are visible, is where a gypsy settlement used to be. We got along rather well with our gypsies, but the communist government decided to move them to a tall apartment complex made out of cement, which totally destroys their communal style of living. sad story, much like the story of almost any gypsies in eastern europe
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:48 pm
And this is where littlek and I reside. Just under that splendid white roof with a red cross. Until June we lived just across the street, in that house with a blue cross.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RAAeDysVQOoxF1HKNZgB4N1n6rm5Eqwd9EbYov4kHMdndhyfqKxy2BP1WU58UvYIiWNbuANaQV5wkxiQSRvg5f!JNEum2HUIJYExkqBTJIE/ourhouse.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:52 pm
Our Cambridge street was shot after our old landlords redesigned their back garden and before our new landlady renovated her building and yard. The high school isn't under construction. I think it was the year Jo lived at my old place as I see what looks like her car parked in the old lot.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:54 pm
ha. and i thought they update the photos every few hours, or days.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 09:55 pm
What I find unique in my city is, it seems that the planners elected to work in and around the woods instead of bulldozing them all down. The center of the city, downtown and midtown, is somewhat clear but outside of that, everything else is kind of built into the landscape.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 10:16 pm
dagmaraka wrote:
so green, eoe! must be lovely around there!

o'bill, some people may not want their coordinators known. i know i'd never figure it out, but someone else might. lots of sickos everywhere these days.
I certainly wasn't suggesting anyone else post them... just that if you see them, you can look.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 10:43 pm
ah, that would take some figuring out. don't know how to look on the basis of those things.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2007 11:09 pm
Have mine posted a few times (see: coordinates)

http://i18.tinypic.com/43eio1s.jpg

(I'm in the room with the skylights, my ofice [and our guestroom])

Quite a lot of hours I'm in my native town just some miles eastward, in mother's house, my (officially) secondary residence

http://i17.tinypic.com/2lbjd02.jpg
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 12:23 am
dagmaraka wrote:
ah, that would take some figuring out. don't know how to look on the basis of those things.
Laughing Silly girl... just copy and paste.
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3382/googlecopypastetw8.jpg
Here's my nifty Mobile home. Laughing
http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/4489/occomhome1jy5.jpg
Nice thing is; I can hit the Intercoastal with a 3 Iron.
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7771/occomhome2qc9.jpg
And the Ocean's only a mile away, so the breeze is awesome.
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/971/occomhome3wm7.jpg
Not as nice as the Condo I gave up a couple years ago... http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7733/condohg1.jpg
but it costs 1/10th as much (literally).

These are the stairs at the beach I accidentally rolled my bike down trying to be as cool as the kids. Embarrassed
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/484/occomstairsqw4.jpg
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Lady J
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:10 am
If my house does not exist, does this mean that I do not exist either?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:27 am
I'd love to see my building from above. But that's a lot of downloading. Is there a way around it?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:33 am
Roberta wrote:
I'd love to see my building from above. But that's a lot of downloading. Is there a way around it?



Yes.

If you are happy to give your address to somebody who has already downloaded google earth (I had, but it was too big a drain on my computer memory, so I ditched it) and who is willing to find it and pop it here.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:40 am
Thanks, Deb. I had a feeling it would take my lowly computer 3 hours to download all that stuff and that the downloads would eat up the memory.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:45 am
Roberta wrote:
Thanks, Deb. I had a feeling it would take my lowly computer 3 hours to download all that stuff and that the downloads would eat up the memory.



Might be worth a try?


It sure is magic!!!!!!!!!




Even if you have it for a bit, and then ditch it?



When you travel from one place to another! Wow!!!


I was on dial up when I downloaded it, and it took a while, but wasn't all that bad.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:48 am
I'd be happy to help you Roberta, if you want to send me a PM.
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