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I ran across this link several years ago. Back when it first showed up Microsoft was doing a BETA program with the new NT and new SQL/NT. The concept as I remember it was to prove the usage and capability of the products.

Anways, over the years, the site has changed. During BETA, it was free. A few years later, it was free up to certain "zoom" levels. It appears that it is back to free. I've used it to look at my house, planned beach houses to see where they really are as opposed to the brochure lies. Anyways, click away, use the address to find your house. Remember, this is from Satellites and they only have pictures from the last time the Sat came around taking pictures.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com

[Removed Washington Monument link because it wasn't working right:( ]

The White house is funny... it is blurred out on purpose LOLL
 

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Thanks tisenberg
Got a good aerial picture of my house.
Jody
 

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jbetts,

Use the header at the top of the map for reference, then adjust your direction with the arrows on each side of the image. Also note the date of the image. Your house may not have been built yet.
 

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Yea jbetts you click on advanced find then put in your address and then it gives you 3 choices at the top. It took me a few min to find mine but here it is. This was taken 2 years ago.
Jody

<img src=http://www.tractorforum.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=34624>
 

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Jody.....how did you get yours so closeup. this is the max I could get of mine.



<img src =http://terraserver.microsoft.com/GetImageArea.ashx?t=1&s=10&lon=-84.5704197365&lat=45.31770506685&w=600&h=400&f=Tahoma,Verdana,Sans-serif&fs=10&fc=ffffffff&logo=1&p=2:-84.56907321:45.31638244>
 

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I did not get results as good a Jody's either on 3 different places. My house was about as big as half a matchbook matchhead, and pretty grainy.
 

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Originally posted by Argee
Jody.....how did you get yours so closeup. this is the max I could get of mine.



<img src =http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=10&x=3452&y=25106&z=16&w=2>
Thats how it looked maybe im being watched:truth: :hide:
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OK i put my address and then click on urban areas and then moved up the street till i found it. The aerial picture look like your argee.
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Thanks tisenberg!

They only have a 1994 Ariel photo and a 1978 topo map for my area. We have a photo taken from an airplane of the neighborhood that a college kid was going door to door selling around 1994.

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That is a good site.. my photo was from 6 years ago.. i like it because it shows my house built but none of my neighbors places were done yet.. ah.. the good old days..
 

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Urban photo's are usually the clearer and color ones. Also, if you go to the view and end up with a blank view, zoom out a few times. You will probably see other neighborhoods. The way the Sat comes across the earth, it may not have taken your picture....ever.

Lastly, local county governments usually have newer pictures and they provide a web front end to them. Go to your county government webpage and look for things like "GIS". Typically you will find it (if they have it), in Zoning, topology, mapper or the Building permits area.

Prince william county in Virgina: http://pwcmap.pwcgov.org/scripts/esrimap.dll?name=countymapper&cmd=init

The PWC site one even lets you look at people TAX information on thier homes !!!

Maryland mapping system: http://gis.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/gis/imgservr.asp

You just have to dig around to see what is available.
 

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memmurphy. I looked around the Ohio government links and they look like they love the GIS concept. They apparently use some of the tools, but they don't share the photo stuff very well. I think if you dig around enough, you *might* find something.
 
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