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    Default Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Just noticed today.. Last look was maybe 2 weeks ago when it was still something between 10 to 100m resolution.

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    Yes, I noticed this too--exept for the cloud cover over Sutiava. I spent many months in that neighborhood, and I would have loved to zoom in on my old stompming grounds.
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    Nice swell that day you can see Puerto Sandino breaking good.

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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Still waiting on the Granada update. Friggin two-horse Bluefields has been at 1M for over a year now.
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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    I noticed while in country that the majority of the Google maps have recently doubled in resolution..

    So far I have checked ....

    Managua Masaya and Tipitapa .. These seem to have gone from 1m/pixel to 0.5m/pixel (I can make out my BIL 1983 Chevy Astro van in his driveway in Bario Santa Ana)

    SJDS and Catarina .... They seem to be @ 1m/pix now from the 2m/pix I recall

    And Granada seems to be down to 2m/pix around el Doc's house now from the 10m/pixel it was before.. Around the entrance to Granada it is 1m/pixel..

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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Well, whaddya know - Esteli is now high res!

    I guess my next four hours are shot, now.

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    Nerd!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Hey, just wait till Little Corn is in high res. Who's the nerd then?

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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Hey, just wait till Little Corn is in high res. Who's the nerd then?
    I certainly hope they don´t release hires of Alamikamba. I´d hate to have folks looking at me through my panoramic view of the Milky Way!

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    Default Re: Google Maps and Earth now have Leon and Chinandega @ 1m (or better) now

    Was poking around Managua on Google earth this weekend (Ubuntu 10.04 installed and running ) and found that the current image of Malecon is with the fair from Christmas 2009..

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    The rink is clearly visible..
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    Was following some links on Google Earth WRT the flood in Thailand and mussed to myself that I have not been to scan the skys of Nicaragua for some time... (By a posting search about 1 yr)

    Well I tell ya boy.. Times have changed...


    #1) 360 deg views... Some points now have 36deg pictures of points of interest.. One is the central park of Masaya, and there is from the Jesus statue in SJDS stc etc..

    #2) You can roll back images from the current one back to 2005.. Some areas you can see a lot of change (slide bar in the top left corner)

    #3) Many new 3D renderings of buildings. Of course you must turn on 3D viewing to see it.. Many of the new Sandie negbourhoods close the the Plaza la Fe are rendered.. As well as the opera house and the National assembly , Museum, Cathederal etc etc..
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