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Google Maps Super Zooms

Posted on 8th March, 2007

Philipp Jenssen of Google Blogoscoped has a post up about the ability to super zoom a location on Google Maps. He finds that you can zoom more deeply by following these steps

  • Select a location and switch to satellite view
  • Zoom in as far as you can, and click “link to this page” at the top right
  • Now replace the “z” parameter in the URL with a higher value, e.g. 20, 22, or 23, and wait. Some locations will now show more detailed imagery

google-maps-higher-zoom.jpg

That’s amazing don’t you think? You can find the unzoomed map here.

You can check The French Errans website and Geotrotter for more stuff like this.

While I find this capability interesting, it could raise privacy concern at the same time.

There’s no shortage of creative people who took advantage of this situation and create video clip jokes and posted them on YouTube like the one below.

Tell me what you think.

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An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • tell me if you guys find osama bin laden.

  • Undertypo says:

    Great tips here.
    It let’s us see more clearly.
    Well done.

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