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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The LoomisBoy Locale as Seen from Space

Google has incorporated satellite images into its location search feature, using technology acquired this spring with the purchase of Keyhole. (You can read what I had to say about that purchase in a commentary for CADwire.net.)

Click this link to see the greater Loomis area. Palmer Lake is the kidney-bean shaped body of water a above and left of the image center. That's our favorite lake for swimming. Spectacle Lake is the long thin lake a little lower and to the right. We are on the valley road, between the two. I'm sorry I can't annotate the image. I'll work on that for another time.

You can drag the image to see more of the area. Notice how many lakes are in our immediate area. Elevations vary in this image from 5167 (Aeneas Mountain, lower center) to 1380 (elevation at Loomis). If you scroll to the left (west), elevations of over 7,000 quickly come into view.


Anonymous Rick Stavanja said...

You may want to also checkout MyGmaps http://mygmaps.com/mygmaps.cgi/

It's a service that allows you to make annotations to Google maps. Although it's still in alpha, it's pretty cool!

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