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Possibly the coolest FREE mapping site yet

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by spiff, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Found this site while looking for maps of the local rivers. Not sure how "recent" the aerial photog is (noticed that some places I go don't look like the pictures), but this is still some pretty slick stuff for fishing spot recon.

    http://www.terrafly.com

    So, when you guys joke about changing the backgrounds in pictures to protect the innocent (fishing spots), you're not too far off. I can find places using landmarks with this site. Ewe....

    spiff
     
  2. Ok, I just looked at my house. Built in 1996. The picture in here is of a blank lot....so some stuff is pre-1996. Holy cow have things built up in Miami Twpshp since 1996.
     

  3. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    Good site, pretty easy to use. There are more recent arial photos (2002) on www.terraserver.com, at least for NE Ohio area.
     
  4. That is really cool! I flew over my place and it does a pretty good job. My location was only a 1994 map. However even with that I could see that we had not built on to our house yet. I am marking that as a favorite.:)
     
  5. Hey, the color pictures on terraserver are pretty cool too. Zoom isn't working for me on that site. <1 meter is still the "way up there" photograph.
     
  6. steelmagoo

    steelmagoo Enjigneer

    Spiff,
    I just noticed that zoom problem too. That's the "new and improved" site. Zoom works better on an older Terraserver 6.0 site: http://terraserver.microsoft.com/.

    Some Ohio counties have GIS sites that are really cool; you can get much more detailed photos and overlays of survey lines, property owners, buildings, lot dimensions, etc. Lake County has a site: http://www.lakegis.org/default.htm
     
  7. Yeah, Hamilton & Clermont counties have GIS as well as Aerial data on their property search pages but their resolution sucks. I use the property pages to find out who owns what so I know who to ask if I find a good spot. I figured out the new terraserver problem. You need to be a paying customer on that site before the zoom feature will activate. It's $119 a year. I can't figure out a way to write it off, so it's free sites for me.... Thanks for the old URL...I forgot about that.
     
  8. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic