A few weeks ago Mooselet decided to post a picture of her property from space, and challenged the rest of us to do the same. Well not so much of a challenge exactly but more of a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" kind of thing. At least I'm assuming she was referring to the picture of her place.
I've heard that if you purchase Google Earth Plus you'll get better resolution than the free version, but since I'm way too cheap to purchase product upgrades of any kind I wouldn't know. Although I would be interested in hearing if any of you have it and if it works any better.
In the meantime, here is my neighborhood as presented by Google Earth Free. This is about the closest I could get to it before it turned into a blurry mush. But if you click on the picture to enlarge it, you'll see my humble little city-sized lot here in St. Cloud.
Now, on the other hand, Microsoft Live Search seems to do a much better job of being able to peek into your windows. Here is the same perspective using Live Search instead. Again, click to enlarge the picture.
In case you're wondering, no that's not police tape around my property because several dead bodies were found buried in the back yard (as opposed to several live bodies). And why would you assume that anyway? No, I put the yellow lines there to illustrate the property boundaries.
But the most fun I had with Live Search was the day I spent an entire afternoon pretending I had to take over the cockpit of a small aircraft when the pilot suddenly had a heart attack. I, of course, needed to find the airport amongst the rest of the indistinguishable landscape so I could safely bring the plane in for a landing.
My little exercise went something like this: