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Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:30 pm
by scooterj
The imagery can't be more than a couple months old because it includes my new driveway. :) New things you can see include interior walls at the Berkeley Riverfront apartments and a nearly topped-off Two Light.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:52 am
by flyingember
Every development announces publicly they're going for unique occupants and end up looking like the next shopping center up.

The new Plaza owners just go and find interesting options without fanfare.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:33 pm
by TheLastGentleman
Now two light appears as finished. Also convention hotel construction

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:42 am
by benjaminkelley
Only on mobile tho. Full desktop site still shows one light as a brown pit, My building(1914 Main) is still a surface lot.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:01 am
by TheLastGentleman
Weird. I just assumed the desktop site would be on the same schedule

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am
by scooterj
benjaminkelley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:42 am
Only on mobile tho. Full desktop site still shows one light as a brown pit, My building(1914 Main) is still a surface lot.
And also (on mobile) only when zoomed in a bit. Zoomed out on mobile still shows the old map.

Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed to the "Globe" icon in the settings.) The 3D imagery is so old it shows the earliest stages of One Light.

My redbud trees are all red, so it must have been around mid-Spring.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 am
by TheLastGentleman
I know NYC and London have gotten their 3d model updated recently, at least in their cores. I think they update every 5 years, which means kc won't be due until next year, since the imagery shows the 2014 king tut exhibit on the front of union station

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 am
by benjaminkelley
scooterj wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am
Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed to the "Globe" icon in the settings.) The 3D imagery is so old it shows the earliest stages of One Light.

Thanks for the tip on disabling stupid 3d mode, couldn't find where they moved the setting to on desktop version.
That then does allow it show the updated imagery.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm
by Critical_Mass
benjaminkelley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:42 am
Only on mobile tho. Full desktop site still shows one light as a brown pit, My building(1914 Main) is still a surface lot.

http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/nolabels-map.php

No labels google maps satellite imagery

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm
by scooterj
benjaminkelley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 am
scooterj wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am
Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed to the "Globe" icon in the settings.) The 3D imagery is so old it shows the earliest stages of One Light.

Thanks for the tip on disabling stupid 3d mode, couldn't find where they moved the setting to on desktop version.
That then does allow it show the updated imagery.
I wish Google would turn 3D off by default unless you specifically select to 45-degree view. It serves little purpose when viewing from above, is always out of date, and makes it hard to accurately place markers.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:26 pm
by bspecht
Looks like the satellite update is from a Saturday morning about ~10am. Swaths of empty parking in Crossroads, while River Market surface parking is near capacity.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:21 pm
by scooterj
bspecht wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Looks like the satellite update is from a Saturday morning about ~10am. Swaths of empty parking in Crossroads, while River Market surface parking is near capacity.
My money is on May 5. My Google Photos archive of that day show it sunny and clear, with my redbuds in full bloom, and photos of people at my house that match the cars visible in the driveway in satellite view.

God I'm such a nerd.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:14 am
by KCLover
Somewhere around May 1st.

You can tell by the convention hotel construction. Portable red crane is there to assemble 2nd tower crane. Went back through Loews thread to confirm, but like you said sure appears a Saturday for all the activity at City Market and I noticed 14th is closed between Main and Grand.

Edit: I spent way too much time on this, but am 99% sure it was Saturday, April 28th. Being that 14th is closed, I looked for events and the 2018 Downtown Wine Walk was that day. Found photos and they had round tables in the road and pop up tent placed in front of Bristol that jives up with what you see on the Google satellite image. Mystery solved?

Edit 2: Make that 100% sure now. Parkville Brewfest was that day in English Landing Park, which I was at. Can clearly see the tents in the satellite image.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:14 pm
by Eon Blue
scooterj wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm
benjaminkelley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 am
scooterj wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am
Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed to the "Globe" icon in the settings.) The 3D imagery is so old it shows the earliest stages of One Light.

Thanks for the tip on disabling stupid 3d mode, couldn't find where they moved the setting to on desktop version.
That then does allow it show the updated imagery.
I wish Google would turn 3D off by default unless you specifically select to 45-degree view. It serves little purpose when viewing from above, is always out of date, and makes it hard to accurately place markers.
Yes, thank you for that tip! The 3D buildings are just an annoying novelty to me.

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:14 am
by scooterj
KCLover wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:14 am
Edit: I spent way too much time on this, but am 99% sure it was Saturday, April 28th. Being that 14th is closed, I looked for events and the 2018 Downtown Wine Walk was that day. Found photos and they had round tables in the road and pop up tent placed in front of Bristol that jives up with what you see on the Google satellite image. Mystery solved?

Edit 2: Make that 100% sure now. Parkville Brewfest was that day in English Landing Park, which I was at. Can clearly see the tents in the satellite image.

Nice catch! Must have been early in the morning based on tree shadows and there not being very many people there yet. (Though there sure are a lot of cars?) This means the extra cars in my driveway would be from the people who met at my house to ride with me to the festival. I hadn't thought of that.