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Old Monkey

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I am not certain if anyone has mentioned this but and I am not certain how many places have this but in Boise you can now see a moveable 360 degree image of almost any street address. I can scope out customers houses and their front yard trees before I leave the office. I am not certain what I think of it as you can drive past my house in VR and see my work truck and car.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3314+W+Cherry+Ln,+Boise,+ID+83705,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=image


I am not certain why that link doesn't work but you can do a google search for
2162 S Illinois Ave, Boise Idaho and click on "street view" and see the Catalpa tree I pruned for my Mother in Law with the sun shining through it.

edit: Looks like the link worked.


This is weird stuff.
 
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Koa Man

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That is an awfully cheap bid LJ. If that was in Hawaii, it would be at least a $1200 tree plus stump, probably another $250-300.
 

Al Smith

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I wonder how they did that???:/:

You don't suppose somebody is looking in my bedroom window as I type do you? Ooh this is scarey stuff,big brother is watching .If I would have known that I certainly would have not recyled that Budwieser on the side of a big oak tree several minutes ago.Oh,I hope I don't end up on U-tube over that one.:whine:
 
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Blinky

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$600-$800 plus the stump... sounds about right around here unless one of the jacklegs gets a shot at it.

That Street view thing is pretty amazing.
 

rumination

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It's hard to tell of course from the picture, but it looks like you might be able to take just a few branches off from the house side and then flop it. It's probably not that simple, though.

That street view is pretty incredible.
 
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TheTreeSpyder

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Google 360 isn't even a year olde yet and hasn't reached full saturation even of all metropolitan areas; old Boise is one of like 3 dozen lucky places, cuz this is a real cool feature.
 

OTGBOSTON

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I've been using it to look at trees too! We get alot of people calling about trees that "aren't sure" who they belong to. I can actually get the vid up with them on the phone:) We have similar capabilities with the City tax assessing maps, but the google shit is waaaaay better.
 

lumberjack

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It's hard to tell of course from the picture, but it looks like you might be able to take just a few branches off from the house side and then flop it. It's probably not that simple, though...
That's what I was thinking. Using the manly lifter I could probably have it down in under 30 minutes from the time I got there. I walked down the street and looked at it from different angles, there was a couple nugets in the back I figured I might have to piece out, if not, that would save 10 minutes or better.


They capture the pictures with an omni directional camera set up on top of a van. Look down in the picture and you can see all of the van aside from the roof portion blocked by the camera's pedestal.
 
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Koa Man

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And Goggle maps still show my neighbor's house as my address. They are 1 off on my whole street.:lol:

No 360* view for Hawaii yet.
 

Al Smith

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Often times if in doubt who's tree belongs to whom you can find out at the local house of property records.Most have a navsat image superimposed over the plat map. Then again it's kind of funny how people seem to take possession of a tree until it's time to pony up some money if it becomes a hazard .:lol:
 
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RaisedByWolves

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Thats some freaky chit!




Im building an 18' fence and digging a moat.



BTW OM, your MIL's neighbor has a really nice boat. This makes things a lil too easy for would be criminals. That cottonwood is sitting next to a weird looking house, they need to put an addition where the tree currently sits.
 
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Frans

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Non of our streets in my town are 'street level'.

Must be in progress. A few years from now and all streets will be mapped
 
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