There was a post here a few days ago (I *think* it was here--I can't find the article) where someone linked to this article:
Having now played with Virtual Earth for a while, it is obvious why they don't show area 51 like Google does.
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C Lund The problem with that logic is that it presumes 2 things: any other x86 system out there than the one Apple will offer. Apple's chosing Intel over...
Google is using satellite images, while Microsoft is using aerial photographs. Satellites can fly over area 51 and take photos. That would not be a wise thing to try in a plane.
So, Google will always have some places that MS won't (unless MS decides to fall back to satellite images for those places).
On the other hand, MS lets you zoom in more. I was checking where I grew up in central California, for example. Google can zoom to 500m-inch (on my monitor). MS has the same area at about 70m-inch.
The nice thing about both of these services is that you can show people things that are hard describe. Here's an example. Take a look at either of both of these (same location, so you can use whichever you like):
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I hope this gets through, but in any event somebody out there's getting real cute, and there's no real reason for it. Somebody registered 'athghost7038suus.net' with dotster (it wasn't me). I suppose a dumb crawler...
(BTW, note that you can get the labreastude and longitude from the link. So, use Google or Virtual Earth to find something, then click the option to get a permanent link, and you can snatch the coordinates from that to use with a GPS).
See that building that is centered? The one with the red roof? I used to live in the apartment building that is adjacent to it, directly to the north. That red building is the Temple City Odd Fellows Temple. It was moved to Pasadena from Temple city.
Where it now sits used to be part of the big parking lot to the south. They built the foundation. Then they closed the parking lot one day. The next morning, when I woke up and looked out the window, there sat that building, at the south end of the lot, with 144 wheels under it. The building was in one piece--they did not break it up to move it. Over the next couple of days, they moved the building onto the foundation.
It amazes me that they could move such a big building in one piece and get it to that location. Looking around there, it doesn't look like there is a good route for something that big all the way from Temple City to Pasadena. And they managed to be quite enough about it that it did not wake me up, even though my bedroom window was right next to that parking lot.
-- --Tim Smith