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Fun with Google Maps

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Trev Page, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Trev Page

    Trev Page Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
    Just for fun I fired up Google maps to have a look at the Hawthorne Supercharger layout and starting poking around the Tesla design studio compound.

    Here's the zoomed in link:

    Google Maps

    Some interesting tidbits:

    The old phallic "obelisk" is in retirement in the upper left corner of the compound.
    Several Roadsters parked in the compound.
    A Model S body in the upper right of the compound.
    Several cars in the private area of the compound have covers on them.
    A few Model S parts in the trash bin (looks like a lift back).
    A couple of Falcon 9 fuel tank domes leaning up against the SpaceX factory towards the right side of the compound.
    Some Falcon 9R landing legs in the lower left SpaceX compound.

    Don't forget to click on the "tilt" icon to get a good 3D view and rotate the map to see things move around a bit.

    What else can you find??

    Happy hunting.
  2. CliffG

    CliffG Member

    Feb 10, 2014
    New Jersey
    It is interesting, and the 3d image quality is better than I thought Google was capable of, but I think that image is out of date (despite the copyright notice). According to @SpaceX, there are far more pv panels on the SpaceX roof since April:

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