More Visual Washington and Seattle

For those of you have not seen the satellite imagery that Google offers for their mapping service, creepiness aside, it is amazing.

The resolution is high enough that it has spawned a sightseeing page that points out interesting things that are clearly visible from space.

There is already a page dedicated to our state, and Seattle-ites (get it satellite, seattlites) should be able to recognize several local landmarks, including the Mukelteo ferry waiting to pull away. Also, apparently Safeco Field has its name on the roof.

This is older technology, as the photos appear to be several years old,(the building I live in does not exist in them) so if using this declassified, civilian technology I can pick out my office-mates car from space in the parking lot at work, remind me again why can’t we find Osama with the stuff the military must have if they let us use this level of the technology?

2 Comments so far

  1. Peter (unregistered) on June 14th, 2005 @ 4:02 pm

    Think the extremely close views are actually flyover shots from airplanes… which explains why only certain metro areas enjoy pore-level resolution.


  2. Lorelle (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

    Great information, but one minor correction.

    A major landmark used by pilots to land their planes at Paine Field, and the Indian word for “happy camping”, if memory serves, is spelled “Mukilteo”.



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