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> Ah, Satellites, A wonderful resource available now!
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post May 10 2005, 06:51 PM
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So, I was answering the Trapped in 1991 post and decided to try something...

Check out this link and tell me what you think it is:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1122+W.+Cerm...07607&t=k&hl=en

If your answer is "A satellite image of the site of the Cermak Blast" you're correct!

(You'll need to look just south of the marker)

In particular Seattle is in a pretty good footprint with some great resolution (you can see inside the Seattle dome), so this is a great tool for setting up some runs.

If you guys have already seen this, my apologies, but maps.google.com is just too cool.
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post May 11 2005, 02:23 PM
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That is damn cool. I've never even seen map.google.com before.
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post May 11 2005, 02:27 PM
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Nor have I. Thanks for pointing it out. :D :grinbig: :D
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post May 11 2005, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, I figure if I ever get back to GMing Shadowrun, for certain runs I'm just going to give my players the address, and let them go to town with the satellite imagery.

Obviously a lot will change in 60 years, but, you can still pick out a place that looks like what you want and just say that's the location.

Ah... ready made satellite imagery. And they have to do a Matrix run to get it! ;)

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post May 11 2005, 09:50 PM
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Its probably old hat by now, but Nasa released a program called "World wind." While it isn't as close-range as other satellite programs may be, it is a world-covering thing. I can see my house, the school and park down the block from me (including the pool in the park that I work at over the fast-approaching summer) and even, if I want, the pyramids.

I can even look at the mountain I ski at and find the trails I go down. No little people, though. But cars, I do believe, are visible!
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post May 11 2005, 10:45 PM
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Nor have I. Thanks for pointing it out.  :D  :grinbig:  :D

Me three. Useful resource, that!
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post May 12 2005, 01:18 AM
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Hey! There's my house!

Real conversation:
Me: "Where'd you say your character was opening his bar?"
Player: "Right around that point at the south tip of Belleview. Just next to an off ramp."
Me: (Pulling out a print-out) "This building or this one?"
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post May 12 2005, 09:09 AM
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This calls for a really big

DDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!

Thats not just cool, its ice cold.
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post May 12 2005, 10:59 AM
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London: There are no images for this level of detail zoom

NOOOoo

damn cool though, first person to find area 51 wins
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