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Apr. 21st, 2009

01:56 am - Some Google Street View imagery is older than others

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Wanna see an entire amusement park disappear in an instant?

Here is a view of Six Flags Astroworld from the freeway. See the yellow line hovering above the road surface, with two white arrows on it labeled "South Loop W"? Click the one on the left, and watch what happens.

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From:nefaria
Date:April 21st, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
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Whoa, pretty amazing that they could demolish the entire park in the time that it took the Google car to travel 50 feet.

I hate seeing amusement parks die though. :(
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From:chaysefox
Date:April 21st, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Pretty wild!
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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 21st, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Wanna see an entire amusement park disappear in an instant?

The FBI is watching you now.
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From:wbwolf
Date:April 21st, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Nah, KT is really David Copperfield.


(David Cop-a-feel?)
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From:shockwave77598
Date:April 21st, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I still miss seeing Astroworld.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 21st, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Me too. I stopped going there sometime in the '80s, and when I went back again earlier this decade, I found I couldn't fit in the roller coasters anymore, what with all the excessive padding designed not only to protect people but to fix them in place so they don't try to climb out while the ride is in motion and kill themselves (seriously, what the hell?) so I stopped going entirely.

But it is sad that it's gone.
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From:orv
Date:April 21st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
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It was actually an alien spacecraft, hidden in plain sight. They finally went home.
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From:shell524
Date:April 21st, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
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It's OK, if you keep going that way under the bridge it COMES BACK!!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
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I knooow, it suuucks.
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From:keeper1st
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
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I haven't noticed anything like that here. But lots of places here are entirely different in Street View than in the aerial view (my house doesn't exist in the aerial view, but does in Street View -- same with most of the shopping centers around here).

The annoying thing for me is that there are entire roads that exist in reality which are not on Google Maps at all. You can SEE them in Street View, if you go to the edge of where they think the streets end. It's quite obvious that the camera car continued driving along the street, but it's not available to view because Google thinks there is no street there.
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From:gedrean
Date:April 23rd, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
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*vwoosh!*
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From:lcremeans
Date:April 29th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
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One nice thing about the latest version of Google Earth is that it has a historical map viewer. You can choose which mapset to look at, all the way back into the 1980s in some cases. It's neat.
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