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My Block from Space

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:

My Block

Several observations:

  1. I can actually see our back deck
  2. 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.
  3. The grid in my neighborhood is about 45ยบ off the compass points. No wonder we don’t reference North South East West much in the city.
  4. Dang, but the houses are packed in tight on our block.
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