What's happening back home while you are away?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:07
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If you have internet access www.nearmap.com allows you to check back home if you live in a capital city.

It uses aerial photos which are updated once per month ( yes monthly) The images are sold to councils etc for compliance checking (Is your grass too green? - Have you built a non-registered pool?) but is available free for personal use.

Enter an address in the upper left and then zoom in to check if the washing is on the line. You can also view previous views and see the sequence of events.

Have fun!!!!!!

Alan
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:30

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:30
Jeez!! Alan thats a great site, far better resolution than Google Earth.

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Reply By: palais - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:34

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:34
That is incredible! The level of detail is scary!
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:53

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 21:53
Alan,
it's totally useless... it doesn't cover the most important place on the planet... Darwin... so it's a waste of time..... lol.... (:
Good for checking up on you blokes though.... lol...
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 14:44

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 14:44
Fred


I agree that it is useless as it doesn't cover the most important place on the planet. That place is Katherine.

Darwin is just another city of concrete and steel.



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Reply By: jschacher1 - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 23:05

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 23:05
awesome stuff, thanks for sharing
JS
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 08:49

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 08:49
Hi Alan,
Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
Alex
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 10:12

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 10:12
What excellent pictures. Not always monthly though, my street photos are 2 months old.
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 13:27

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 13:27
My street photos were taken 3 times in the month of November!
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 15:11

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 15:11
They must be keeping an extra close watch on your neighbourhood Jo! Be careful... :-)
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 15:28
I have a public school on my street, so they can be excused for checking 3 times!
And it is good for those who have tenants in their properties, they can check that their yard isn't being trashed etc..

But

we are all so much losing our privacy.. the only place where you can safely feel alone, private and not have big brother or anyone else watching or barging in on your space is in your own toilet!
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 16:54

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 16:54
I can't check on my tenants, the whole street is one pixel (the resolution isn't so good over Canberra!)

I hope you've got frosted glass! :-)
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:09

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:09
Looks like I'll have to spend some $$$$ on my roof. I preferred not to have known, but ha, great clarity in there photos.

Big brother is really watching!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - On The Run - Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:34

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:34
Perfect Perfect Perfect better that google

can check what our tenants are up to with the outside of our house often as I like ........ from anywhere in the country
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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 13:03

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 13:03
Dam dog is in the veggie patch again.
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