Google Maps recently added two zoom levels to their satellite views, and made other improvements that make it even more fun to fool around with. I immediately took a gander at where I live. Here’s my block in Mid-City New Orleans:
- I can actually see our back deck
- The imagery would seem to be pre-Katrina. Happier, cleaner days. More living grass. And I can see the abandoned cars in the neighbor’s driveway, which were hauled away before the storm.
- The grid in my neighborhood is about 45º off the compass points. No wonder we don’t reference North South East West much in the city.
- Dang, but the houses are packed in tight on our block.