-- thanks to comment below for mobile link.
On the other side of the pond, about 4 houses down... the backyard looks burned out and the pool is drained and bloodstained. This is like /r/writingprompt/
There's also construction-looking vehicles parked out front of these house so it's probably under renovation.
It's definitely a must-try VR application.
Everyone I demoed the first Vive to loved it, even though the reconstruction is far from perfect.
you may be a nobody in real life but you and your clan online control the Rome Colosseum
Don't be so foolish as to think the button labelled "3D" in the content area toggles the 3D mode. Only an idiot would make that assumption!
(The above is sarcastic. I think the discoverability of this feature, and the weird 1/3/1 modality behavior of the items in the second section of the hamburger menu is shockingly poor).
Ah ah! Quite incredibly and sadly spot on.
Google is the worst.
Aw snap! Google Earth isn't supported by your browser yet. Try this link in Chrome instead. If you don't have Chrome installed, download it here.
Or if you're feeling adventurous, you can preview a cross-browser beta of Earth built on WebAssembly.
The Chrome one seems to be much higher quality.
Is your legal team fine with that? Is there any legitimate reason anyone could possibly identify for why you would purposefully worsen the experience for a fully compliant browser like Firefox, by lowering the resolution?
What does your legal team have to say about this?
Imagine being the homeowner who had no idea a corpse was decomposing steps from his own backyard for the past 22 years... or that a car was in the pond behind your house.
People really need to get out more often.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Snakes? Another story.
The need for this qualification on your statement really isn't helping. /s
Yea, local sterotypes tend to be that way, Boston is actually a really nice city with (mostly, except the crazy insulated catholics) pleasant people.
2) use fill dirt to raise land for houses so they are above flood levels
3) sell houses with "waterfront views"
People want to live there, so they actively and continuously drain the swamp and build wherever possible.
Sea level rise is posing some expensive problems for them, obviously.
(Off the top of my head -- so anyone more knowledge, feel free to nitpick that to death. Alternately, anyone desperate to pick a fight and not knowledgeable enough, feel free to google my remark to within an inch of its life.)
(I've noticed something similar flying over the Great Lakes. Looking down from the window of a descending plane, you can clearly make out lakefloor contours that are invisible from shore, even with the relatively clear water.)
A corpse is not going to decompose over the span of 22 years; it's pretty much done within the first year.
When the vehicle was pulled from the water, skeletal remains were found inside. One week later the remains were positively identified as belonging to Mr Moldt.
Bone can't be eaten, so when all that is left is the Skeleton there is no more decoposing. As long as they aren't crushed or destroyed through other means, bones will last virtually forever.
I assume he was identified by dental records or something similar (healed broken bones, etc).
Squirrels eat bones. Skeletons disappear rapidly in the wild.
Ironically, like plastic. :)
The amoeba is called Naegleria Fowleri and nagelerisis is a terrifying way to die: even with treatment there's a 95% mortality rate.
The amoebas enter the nose when they traverse the olfactory nerve via something called the cribriform plate to enter the brain. Once there, they mistake neurons for bacteria, which they consume.
This sounds like a job for machine learning. Are there any systematic efforts underway to use Google Earth to search for out-of-place objects?
Google is watching your backyard from above seems like a PR disaster to its already troubled image.
I think my parents had an aerial photo of their land a few years before even TerraServer was came around, from some guy who'd flown over a big chunk of territory taking photos and then sold them to the land owners. I assume this was far from the only person doing that, all over the US. Pretty cool back then, when a clear shot from the air of the area you lived in wasn't something you could grab at a computer any time you wanted, or with a cheapish drone and a few spare minutes. And before everyone else could creep on your space in the same manner on a whim, for that matter.
There is a significant discrepancy between the imagery viewable in 3D mode and the stuff that's only 2D, because Google simultaneously captures high resolution aerial photography and Lidar, particularly around cities. You can see vast differences in urban or rural landscape sometimes because the stuff you see in Google maps can be taken as far as years apart from the 3D aerial stuff.
For example, you can see where the data source and rendering method change just outside the city of Winnipeg on the South end. Probably testable in many other cities simply by seitching between google maps and google earth.
Check out how poorly the top five did in just finding large vehicles in a kaggle completion explicitly about annotating satellite images: https://www.kaggle.com/c/dstl-satellite-imagery-feature-dete...
I get where you're coming from, but there will be (probably literally) a million abandoned cars for every car worth investigating.
Probably running anomaly detection on all road-signs all over the world, you could prevent a certain number of accident each year.
The deeper question behind this, is what should have been done by those who have the info and didn't act ? Once you start running anomaly detection on data how do you navigate the ethical minefield that ensue.
Actually Tesla might have a good dataset to work with since their system relies heavily on vision. Imagine location, timestamp, and sign verbiage sent to a server, if it stops seeing the sign in that area, also return an image next time a Tesla drives by for manual review, and file a maintenance request with the DOT with the click of a button.
Where's the minefield?
Just release it all publicly, and offer municipalities private services if they want you to really have a go at their signs.
So depending on the pricing of the API, you let accidents happen. Or even worse, depending on whether or not the municipality is rich enough to buy your services you let them happen or not (even though the poorer the city the more likely it is that they already have maintenance issues).
There are plenty other things you may notice on street-view,
like dangerous/illegal behaviors, pot-holes, even finding cars in lake can have an impact of property value.
Reporting anything is probably a legal or PR risk because of the unknown ramifications so you end-up doing nothing and the accidents happens, yet no-one can hope to offer a better service because it doesn't make economical sense because of the existing service tailored to another usage of the data.
That's not an easy problem but that's one which is at the heart of all-data related business. For example, when you have access to plenty of face pictures with flash you may notice some medical issues with eyes, obviously this is a valuable information for the health insurer, and also to the user.
>The force said that, during the initial investigation into his disappearance, there was "no evidence of that occurring" until recently, when a shift in the water made the car visible.
I'm surprised that no one saw signs of a car going off the road back when he went missing. In the image the car is quite far from the road suggesting a lot of momentum as it went into the pond.
Tire tracks in grass (if he tried to stop at all) wouldn't be as out of place.
From the article ..
> *it was a neighbour who reported the sunken car and was not aware of reports that Google Maps had been used."
Yeah, I know you are just baiting me.
I bet it wasn't.
is it? not up on the formal theory, but:
O(n) -> on the order of n x 1 time intervals of processing
O(n)^2 -> on the order of n x n time intervals of processing
so if there is a single fixed interval, N is irrelevant,
leaving you with 1, denoting the single fixed interval
How large should you make the letters? Satellite resolutions range from 2m for Planet Labs, 50cm for Geoeye to ~10cm for that spy satellite Trump leaked recently. The MNIST dataset of hand written digits uses 28*28 pixels, but you can get away with less. Maybe 50 meter by 50 meter letters?
If you know binary you could also include extra information by using rows of 5 squares ~1m in diameter.
Some sort of universal symbol could be great. Especially if you knew that within X days there was a strong chance it would be spotted and rescue folks alerted.
I bet IR scans could help, similar to how they are discovering ancient cities buried deep in the jungle.
So any companies make this kind of imagery data available free; I'd be interested to see some.
I used 3789 Moon Bay Cir
Wellington, FL 33414
Very likely it does not have fish, but might have snakes and the occasional alligator.
It can, surely, if you want it to?