[TriLUG] OT: maps.google.com satellite maps
kevin at flanagannc.net
Fri Apr 8 19:47:49 EDT 2005
Those chem plants explain a lot about Buffalo.
At first I thought that perhaps the blur was just because Buffalo is so
nasty, ever been there? No offense meant to anyone from there, but if
you are from there and live here now, there's a reason.....
On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 09:22 -0400, len boyle wrote:
> There is a large and very old hydro-power plant.
> I never saw it at night, but I was told that they turn the falls off at
> night storing the water in holding area. The water was then used for power
> generation work during the day. At the time they started the storage site,
> there were stories in the ny newspapers as it was on American Indian lands.
> I am not sure if that is what they blurred out.
> There are also a number of chemical plants based on cheap electric power, at
> least cheap when they started there.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Freeze" <mfreeze at gmail.com>
> To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 6:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT: maps.google.com satellite maps
> >I don't know much about the Niagra Falls area, but I was wondering if
> > anyone knew why most of the shoreline of the American side of the
> > river north of the falls was blurred out on the map. I downloaded the
> > trial Keyhole product and it is the same on there. Is that a military
> > installation or a huge power generating plant or something?
> > On Apr 7, 2005 11:52 PM, Aaron S. Joyner <aaron at joyner.ws> wrote:
> >> Matt Frye wrote:
> >> >>I know it is not Linux but you guys ought to look at www.keyhole.com,
> >> >>this is the company that Google bought to bring you these images.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >There was once a time when I couldn't say the word "keyhole" out loud.
> >> > It's cool to see those pictures available outside of a special
> >> >building.
> >> >
> >> >MPF
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Just to chime in with an interesting link, check out the intersection of
> >> Groomtown and I-85 in Greensboro. For those familiar with this area,
> >> it's changed dramatically in the last 6 to 18 months, as they cut
> >> through the new section of I-85 that bypasses Greensboro.
> >> Consequentially, I'd say that picture had to be taken with in the last 6
> >> months or so. There are cars on the new stretch of highway, which was
> >> opened some time in the last year for sure, possibly the last 6 months,
> >> I can't pin it in my mind exactly. As a bonus, there's neat wispy
> >> clouds in that area as well that cast interesting shadows. :)
> >> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=groomtown+and+i-85,greensboro,+nc&ll=35.997101,-79.862237&spn=0.022337,0.028195&t=k&hl=en
> >> Aaron S. Joyner
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