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Well, this is quite cool and a tad scary. Google maps can zoom in a lot tighter than was originally thought. From Phillipp Jenssen’s blog (via Steve Rubel’s site.)

  1. Select a location and switch to satellite view
  2. Zoom in as far as you can, and click “link to this page” at the top right
  3. Now replace the “z” parameter in the URL with a higher value, e.g. 20, 22, or 23, and wait. Some locations will now show more detailed imagery

I tried this out in a few spots in DC and San Francisco. It works. Very cool stuff. But, from a privacy angle it presents some unsettling questions.

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[tags]Google Zoom, Satellite Photos, Steve Rubel[/tags]

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