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  • Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

    Many of the aerial images used in Google Earth and Google Maps are several years old. According to the Google Earth Blog, aerial images for much of the US have just been extended or updated.

    I looked at the photo for DL and noticed water in the sub lagoon and was wondering if the photo was post or pre-rehab. Any sleuths out there want to help answer my query? I'm far from DL so I don't know, say, the state of the sub lagoon.

    Go to http://maps.google.com/, type in "1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA" and click the Satellite or Hybrid button. Then you can move the map around and zoom in to your hearts content.

    Old or new image? what say ye?

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    Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

    Thats pre for sure.

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    • #3
      Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

      Definitely pre-rehab as there are no new show buildings in the lagoon, but it is post rocket-rods as there are no rockets on the track at all. Looks like the old 1998 TL paint scheme as well.

      Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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      • #4
        Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

        You can also see the Space Mtn. is in the middle of a re-paint job or something.

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        • #5
          Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

          Hmm. wonder if they have really updated any of the aerial shots for anywhere. My area is still from several years ago. Maybe they have taken the pics and just haven't uploaded them yet.


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          • #6
            Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

            Space Mountain's paint job returning it to white dates the image to around Fall 2003.

            Matt
            "I Only Hope That We Never Lose Sight Of One Thing,
            That It Was All Started By A Mouse." - Walt Disney
            http://www.StartedByAMouse.com

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            • #7
              Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

              You can also see the classic mickey flowers planted in front of the train station.

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              • #8
                Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                If you look really close you can see Christmas decorations up in both parks, TOT being built and Space Mtn in the process of being painted white again. My guess is either November-December of '03 or '04.
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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                • #9
                  Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                  I know that Google Earth has updated their imagery (though not of the DL area just yet). However, DLP has really good imagery now. You can zoom WAY in and still get pretty amazing resolution. Can see individual people and almost the colors they are wearing. Hopefully they are still uploading all the imagery of the US.

                  Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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                  • #10
                    Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                    WDW images are being updated too, a few months ago all of MGM and DAK were out of range but now some of each park has clear images.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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                    • #11
                      Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                      Wow, thanks everyone!

                      I figured you guys would be able to sort it out. Yeah, the lack of new show buildings in the lagoon gives it away. I hadn't even looked at Space Mountain.

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                        Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                        Originally posted by mycroft16 View Post
                        I know that Google Earth has updated their imagery (though not of the DL area just yet). However, DLP has really good imagery now. You can zoom WAY in and still get pretty amazing resolution. Can see individual people and almost the colors they are wearing. Hopefully they are still uploading all the imagery of the US.
                        what did you type in to get to DLP?

                        Edit: never mind. typing "disneyland paris" got me to a golf course right next to the park.
                        Last edited by RenMan; 09-13-2006, 11:18 AM. Reason: addition

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                        • #13
                          Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                          Didn't type anything in... had to find a "driving directions" on the DLP website an then find the roads on google earth and follow in to it. I can do it just zooming in by hand now as I can recognize its shape and I know when it is.

                          Here are the Lat and Long from google maps for it though:
                          48.86527938653052, 2.7850341796875

                          Just copy paste that right into the google maps search bar and it will take you there. The large ring is DLP property. DL sites in the upper left and DS is to the left.

                          Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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                          • #14
                            Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                            Here is a thread that I brought up on the similar topic last year and when that pic taken, here is what we learned.

                            http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22633


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                            • #15
                              Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                              Microsofts local live map server has newer shots. And each of the 4 shots (North, South, East, and West) are taken at different days. I think you can also get a clearer look at the MS site compaired to Google Earth.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                                Heh... Interesting fact... on google earth Hong Kong Disneyland is still under construction.

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                                • #17
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                                  ^ and the house i'm sitting in right now isn't even built yet, and i think its 2.5 years old now
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                                    It’s expensive to rent the satellites...so they update images after like 5 years?? unless it's important..

                                    like they made a special update for post Katrina new Orleans...

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                                      They also pull the data from a variety of sources, NASA, NavTeq and others. The imagery for my neighborhood is Spring of 2005 based on local construction. I'm sure it takes a lot of work to integrate and layout all the images they get as seamlessly as they are.

                                      Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Is the Google aerial photo for DL recent?

                                        Microsofts site local.live.com is definitely better and has much clearer photos, although out of date
                                        "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "‚Äč This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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