Friday, 2 November 2007
I spend the last hour playing with this …
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.
It is somewhat hard to find spots with the super mega google zoom … But I bet soon the whole world will have that resolution. Scary and even scarier when you think about Google Live Maps!
Of course The Google Complex at Silicon Valley has that high res option.
So here is the image without the hacked URL
And here with the hacked URL with the z value set to 22
Can you find some other Google Mega Zoomable Spots?