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The developer of this neighborhood is most likely a Star Trek fan.
"Some lucky folks in Turlock, California actually get to live in Warp Drive. Their neighbors, on nearby streets, live on roads called Picard Lane, Ryker Court and Crusher Avenue. I think I spot a theme here."  

The developer of this neighborhood is most likely a Star Trek fan.

"Some lucky folks in Turlock, California actually get to live in Warp Drive. Their neighbors, on nearby streets, live on roads called Picard Lane, Ryker Court and Crusher Avenue. I think I spot a theme here."  

Awesome…I can’t believe someone took the time to analyze Santa’s journey (tracked by NORAD) via spatial-temporal analysis with the visualization software Geotime.  Had to share with this my fellow geographers and Santa-lovers.

My kids are fascinated by tracking Santa as he travels the world.  They are learning geography at the same time by asking me where he is now in relation to the United States.  Thanks NORAD!
“Starting around 2am EST on 24 December, Santa’s journey will begin and NORAD will once again be tracking his every move!”

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track3d.html - Google Earth tracking
http://www.noradsanta.org/en/?!2d - Overview map of Santa previous stops

My kids are fascinated by tracking Santa as he travels the world.  They are learning geography at the same time by asking me where he is now in relation to the United States.  Thanks NORAD!

Starting around 2am EST on 24 December, Santa’s journey will begin and NORAD will once again be tracking his every move!”

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track3d.html - Google Earth tracking

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/?!2d - Overview map of Santa previous stops

Google Maps Image Alphabet.
lady-incognito:

“Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, created the first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters, using satellite images of natural features and buildings…”

Google Maps Image Alphabet.

lady-incognito:

“Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, created the first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters, using satellite images of natural features and buildings…”

Google Directions…Well if you are afraid of flying, this is a good alternative :)

hussofbrows:

Did you know if you set a destination from the United States (or at least California) to Japan in will instruct you to kayak across the Pacific Ocean. Occasionally for shorter distances, Google Maps will also require you to jet ski to your location

Apple is hopping on board the geospatial revolution with its own version of a geographic information system by purchasing a 3D mapping company 3C Technologies…

"The 3C Technologies acquisition, along with two others Apple scooped up previously — mapping software development company Placebase and 3D mapping firm Poly9 — point to Apple possibly creating its own maps solution.

Not only that, but Apple went on the record earlier this year and said it is collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database to provide a better traffic service in the next couple of years. Obviously, maps and traffic go hand in hand so Apple having its own solution only makes sense.

Maybe it will be called Apple Earth.”

Now many think that the government keeps many secrets, but this one is classic and was caught on imagery…
"President Obama lives in the future and only travels back in time to appear on TV now and again. How  else can you explain this Google Maps aerial view image of Air Force  One emerging from a secret government time travel portal?”
Excerpt from http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/

Now many think that the government keeps many secrets, but this one is classic and was caught on imagery…

"President Obama lives in the future and only travels back in time to appear on TV now and again.

How else can you explain this Google Maps aerial view image of Air Force One emerging from a secret government time travel portal?”

Excerpt from http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/

Interesting concept…what are your thoughts?

I know this is old news, but I wish there was a law regarding common sense!  Obviously no map is a 100 % accurate - it’s a guide people!!!

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