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Google earth EV1 sightings

rolosrevenge

Dr. EVS
Feb 7, 2009
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Interesting, it says that it is on a lot owned by Schlumberger Technology Corp. which is an oil exploration technologies firm...
 

edo

Member
Jul 23, 2008
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Interesting, it says that it is on a lot owned by Schlumberger Technology Corp. which is an oil exploration technologies firm...

(0.0) If someone had offered it up as a conspiracy theory I would have shrugged them off, but to see it with my own eyes...
 

qwk

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Dec 19, 2008
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I'm pretty sure google earth images are quite a few years behind. This pic could be 10 years old. Hopefully not.
 

qwk

P130DL
Dec 19, 2008
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That copyright date doesn't have anything to do with the date the satelite pic was taken. I just looked at my house and it says (c)2010 too and the picture is at least 5 years old (Judging by the vehicles parked there).
 

Nichen

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Dec 18, 2008
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Sweden
I think this is very interesting indeed. We all know that the last public EV1s were sent to the crusher 14th of march 2005. So the question is: why is there a EV1 on this lot in..at the earliest; 2007?
 

TEG

Teslafanatic
Aug 20, 2006
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I don't think Google Street View had much of a pre-2007 data set to work with.
As far as I know, the Street View cars started doing photo runs through minor streets only later.

The "Google Maps" / "Google Earth" view from above dataset was different. They had old Keyhole data going way back.
So, yeah, the view from above could have been old, but the I think the Street View points to much more recent acquisition.

I had noticed that Street View images on my own residential street were often within months of current, so I don't think they intentionally delay them very much.
 

qwk

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Dec 19, 2008
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I couldn't access my address through street view, so I can't compare. I wonder what their update criteria is?

If I had to guess that satelite image of my house when I looked today is from early 2005.
 

shark2k

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Nov 14, 2008
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West Orange, NJ
I couldn't access my address through street view, so I can't compare. I wonder what their update criteria is?

If I had to guess that satelite image of my house when I looked today is from early 2005.

I can see the solar panels on my parents house which were installed in June/July 2009.

-Shark2k
 

stopcrazypp

Well-Known Member
Dec 8, 2007
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Don't know where I read it but I think the delay is at least 6 months, but they do update it fairly regularly.
 

Nichen

Member
Dec 18, 2008
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Sweden
Guys you are missing the point! Google streetview started in 2007! And that picture with the EV1 from google streetview can't be older than from 2007! Just call google themselves if you don't believe me. So who's the owner of that EV1?
 

qwk

P130DL
Dec 19, 2008
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OK, so I finally got a chance to play with google streetview on my other computer. I looked at a whole lot of different familiar locations, in various states. ALL of the older images that I tried to zoom into get really blurry to the point where it's hard to identify vehicles other than by color. The more rural the place, the older the pics seem to be.

Since this EV1 has really good resolution pics, these might be recent images so there is a possibility it is a survivor. I wouldn't bank on it though.

Anybody here live close enough to this location that could go "snoop" a little?
 

dpeilow

Moderator
May 23, 2008
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Winchester, UK
I was going to say, anyone in the area care to drive past and see if that San Diego bus and the two semi-trucks are parked there?

I believe the trucks are late pre-2003 model Freightliner C120s (from the grill), so they could be old pics as the trucks are quite clean :cool:
 

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