- Select a location and switch to satellite view
- Zoom in as far as you can, and click “link to this page” at the top right
- 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.
[tags]Google Zoom, Satellite Photos, Steve Rubel[/tags]