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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2008, 05:18:45 PM »


If the pole is in Capitola, my suspicion is it is somewhere in this square.  This area is not shown in Google Streetview.  I have drawn the circle to indicate the area I am even more suspicious of.  The street angles seem to me to be consistent with the pics.


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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2008, 06:43:15 PM »
Have you tried http://maps.live.com/ for that area, maps.live does show that area, it does not have the streetview, but it does have the bird's eye view.
With bird's eye view you can look at a place from a close aerial angle, from four different viewpoints.


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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 08:59:44 PM »
Nobody here want to take part?? ;D

I can help. Are the green squares the ones that you already searched? Do I have to plant my own flags?

Yes. And this evening I'll finish the GRID n°3, 4 and 5.
You can try, if you have the time to do so, to begin to check the other grids:

General situation of the grids n°1 to 11:


Grids 6 to 11:











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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2008, 09:06:59 PM »
Have you tried http://maps.live.com/ for that area, maps.live does show that area, it does not have the streetview, but it does have the bird's eye view.
With bird's eye view you can look at a place from a close aerial angle, from four different viewpoints.

It appears to me that the resolution of that site is not quite as good as Google Maps where individual power lines can be seen even without street view. Nevertheless, another source of maps is always a good thing!

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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 09:08:06 PM »
Have you tried http://maps.live.com/ for that area, maps.live does show that area, it does not have the streetview, but it does have the bird's eye view.
With bird's eye view you can look at a place from a close aerial angle, from four different viewpoints.
Yes and thanks HPO!! Could surely be useful for checking the interesting poles or the places were streetview is not available.
Look at these  4 aerial views for the pole n°3.2:









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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008, 10:07:52 PM »
Hi, 11a!

I welcome your initiative, as systematic and distributed search seems like the only way to finally find those poles - or to be reasonably sure where they aren't, at least. I used to click at some random spot in the area now and then and search from there, but without luck so far (and luck is what this method is based on :) ).
Thanks Neki! Systematic is the key word here. ;)


It is not hard to calculate new coordinates in your head this way at the same time as you type them in notepad, but it would be even easier if we make a simple program to do it. Maybe we could generate such paths for each quadrant of your grid and distribute them among us?
Thanks for the code, very interesting and useful. Do you think you can also create grid lines with a similar code? (As I need to permanently let them visible and I only create them with the "ruler" tool....)
Do you want to try to create such a path for any quadrant of your choice??

Oh, and another thing - set touring camera options in your GE to lowest and slowest, select this path and press play or select "Play Tour" from the menu. Nice, isn't it? :)
Very nice! :D
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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008, 11:58:33 PM »
Results for grids n°3, 4 and 5:



Absolutely nothing interesting in these quadrants.

Will check for now the n°10
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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 12:14:06 AM »
There is a possibility that the rectangular lamp might be an old/removed lamp. I found this one place where a possible rectangular lamp existed, and it has been removed when the new house was installed. Google Maps has the old image, and maps.live.com has the newly installed house with lamp removed.



This exists in Tonio's grid 11, Twin Lakes area on 174 24th Ave.

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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2008, 12:21:47 AM »
Good catch, OTF.

Here's the streetview view:

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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2008, 03:40:44 AM »
I opened a free hosting account and tried some coding using JavaScript and Google Maps API. Here's my test-grid page with fixed start position (it could be made configurable):

http://nekitamo.uuuq.com/gmap.html

If you click at the map, you get the nearest street view shown below - way faster then switching in and out of street view in GE. There's some kind of limitation for opening zoom level, but you can zoom in after the page loads.

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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008, 11:10:56 AM »
I opened a free hosting account and tried some coding using JavaScript and Google Maps API. Here's my test-grid page with fixed start position (it could be made configurable):

http://nekitamo.uuuq.com/gmap.html

If you click at the map, you get the nearest street view shown below - way faster then switching in and out of street view in GE. There's some kind of limitation for opening zoom level, but you can zoom in after the page loads.

Wow !!  great stuff Nekitamo

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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2008, 08:52:13 PM »
Results for grid n°10:



Absolutely nothing interesting in these quadrants.

Will check for now the n°9
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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2008, 09:02:08 PM »
Here's the update for the general view of the grids:



I made some tiny changes:
- I pointed out with a big green thumb tack those who are already checked, instead of hundreds little for each quadrant,
- I change the name "Grid" for "G"

I also create the grids for the quadrants n°12 to 22, this extend the research up to Capitola North, Soquel/Aptos and the East of Santa Cruz.

If someone is interested by checking any of those grids, let me know and I will publish a screenshoot of it with the coordinates.
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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2008, 09:03:25 PM »
Edit to add:

I haven't saw yet any "flat" street lamp.
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Re: Pole Research Team
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2008, 09:06:33 PM »
If someone is interested by checking any of those grids, let me know and I will publish a screenshoot of it with the coordinates.

I am slowly working on Grid 11, but I think you should also check it, as everyone will have different abilities. I am also noticing some streets without StreetView on Grid 11.