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Anyone seen this? Pretty cool, really, but I can't imagine paying for such a service. But, then again, that's just me and I'm not World traveler.

But, nonetheless, they've got a free trial of it and it's kinda cool to check out.
 
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All contries are not covered in Keyhole 2LT product.But seems to be interesting.
 
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Big brother is is spying in us again, when I get back to work , I will find out what this is all about. If they don't stop pointing satellite at me house. I will give them a good thrashing they so richly deserve.
 
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An excellent piece of software. In the trail version, they have high-density pictures of trouble-areas around the globe, for example, first time ever in my life, I got a good look at Kashmir valley, including its geography, rivers, built-ups etc, and realising how much I was missing looking at it in a two-dimensional map! Interesting!!
 
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sounds like a system similar to TerraServer.

Anyone care to do a comparison between the two?
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
sounds like a system similar to TerraServer.

Anyone care to do a comparison between the two?



TerraServer is very primitive, compared to Keyhole. For starters it has only four countries covered (USA and Canada mostly), where as Keyhole is the entire glob and it also has many other natural features and information like roads, restaurants etc as well. Its almost like comparing notepad to MSWord.
 
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I entered many Indian cities.I don't see much details beyond rail network and roads.I think problem is some countries don't give detailed aerial maps for commercial purposes.
 
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lost in paris
what coordinates does this Montmatre/Sacre Cour have?
Can't find it in the map

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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
I entered many Indian cities.I don't see much details beyond rail network and roads.I think problem is some countries don't give detailed aerial maps for commercial purposes.



They don't have high-detail photos for most of the globe, and I am not sure if that�s because its a trial version! Check out J&K area, you can see airstrips, built-up's and if you look carefully you could even spot some infiltrators!
 
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I wrote something like that as an applet five years ago while working for a satellite imagery company.

I just tried to look up my farm, and I guess their satellite either takes really low res pics, or else they just haven't passed over my place yet.
 
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Can we see Area 51?
 
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Originally posted by Bhau Mhatre:
Can we see Area 51?



Yup, they have it in the world places / sight seeing list, but its not that detailed though!
 
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Originally posted by Bhau Mhatre:
Can we see Area 51?



The darn UFOs keep flying in front of the camera. That's the problem with extra-terrestrials... no manners!
 
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The shot of my neighborhood looks like the early Spring of 2002. I can see my old car in the driveway.
 
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Neat!!! I bought my house in April of 2004. It's a new community and new streets. I put in my home address, and it dodnt find it. I managed to find my community, but it shows the entire area under construction. The amount of detail is very interesting So, it looks like the images are a couple of years old. I dont know if they would have the latest images though. Wont the latest images be classified or something?

ETA: I tried looking for WTC, and all I see is ground zero with lot of construction equipment. DC looks so beautiful though
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Has anyone checkout the LasVegas Strip ?

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I'm completely obsessed with this! The shadow of the Eiffel Tower is much easier to spot than the tower itself. You can also see people standing in the Vatican Square!

I actually think I'm going to ask Santa Claus for a subscription! Speaking of which, wouldn't that be funny if they put a sleigh at the North Pole!
 
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