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Old Posted Mar 16, 2013, 6:21 AM
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It's cute that the map URL claims it's satellite view.
That link is actually kind of internal, so there's no claim there -- the blog entry is at http://www.cat-bus.com/2013/03/then-...gle-satellite/. On there I mentioned that all images are actually aerial photographs. Nevertheless that map layer on google is called google satellite view.

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"Moose Jaw, SK, and the airport where I truly learned how to fly. Home of the renowned RCAF Snowbirds aerobatic team."

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He recently took one of Detroit/Windsor at night:

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I know Detroit is in decline, but they still seem to have few people living in there.

I wonder where the official city borders go in the photo?
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Detroit looks like a super-sized mega city from space. Just one of the effects of completely abandoning a city to re-settle on its outskirts.
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I know Detroit is in decline, but they still seem to have few people living in there.

I wonder where the official city borders go in the photo?
Detroit city proper is approximately the area that looks kind of greenish and fuzzy, about the size of Windsor, plus maybe a third bigger.
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detroit, though severely troubled, is still a major metropolitan area, and one of the largest settlements in north america.
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Vancouver, Easter weekend. Cool to be able to see the ships riding at anchor in English Bay.
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apparently different types of street lights are used in Vancouver and Burnaby


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Old Posted Apr 6, 2013, 7:35 PM
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Here's a satellite view of Halifax (probably from Chris Hatfield -- I don't think this particular shot has been posted before). The central peninsula is where the old city is located, and Dartmouth is on the upper half.

You can see the influence of the Atlantic -- there's less snow cover as you go from left to right:


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I know Detroit is in decline, but they still seem to have few people living in there.
Downtown Detroit is actually quite nice. Not vibrant but there is great architecture that make us remember the ancient grandeur of Detroit.

As soon as you leave downtown, it gets really bad tough. And I mean, awfully bad...I just hope things will get better.

Downtown being nice then it gets awful, and then the farther out of downtown, the better it gets.
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He recently took one of Detroit/Windsor at night:

Detroit looks like a massive monster about to devour Windsor!
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Vancouver, Easter weekend. Cool to be able to see the ships riding at anchor in English Bay.
https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/st...683906/photo/1

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Nice, UBC looks like an island here.
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Detroit city proper is approximately the area that looks kind of greenish and fuzzy, about the size of Windsor, plus maybe a third bigger.

Yeah you can tell where 8 Mile Rd is...where that weird greenish fuzz ends.

Metro Detroit is a sprawling mess but on the Canadian side you can really tell how abruptly Windsor ends and the vast cornfields of nothingness begin.
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Yeah you can tell where 8 Mile Rd is...where that weird greenish fuzz ends.

Metro Detroit is a sprawling mess but on the Canadian side you can really tell how abruptly Windsor ends and the vast cornfields of nothingness begin.
You can also really see all the protected natural areas in the west end, as they are completely black. I never realized just how large an area of nature reserves we have in the city.
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a new Winnipeg:

can see the rail yards on the right....and the U of Manitoba experimental fields are the only bend in the red river not developed.

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apparently different types of street lights are used in Vancouver and Burnaby


google street view
That's so cool, I would have never thought of that. Very obvious when you look at the difference between Van and Burnaby down Boundary. You can see the difference between West and North Vancouver too.
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That's so cool, I would have never thought of that. Very obvious when you look at the difference between Van and Burnaby down Boundary. You can see the difference between West and North Vancouver too.
Traditional cobra heads are actually really inefficient since they allow a lot of light to escape sideways and upwards instead of pointing it down at the street. Those really old teardrop lamps are even more inefficient. It would make sense that the newer areas of the city that have installed more modern lighting would appear to be dimmer at night.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2013, 9:32 AM
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You can see the difference between West and North Vancouver too.
I used to have a early morning paper route near the Grouse mountain gondola (very top of the image). It was super dark up there despite decent SFH density, no lights at all on many streets.
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