Big Brother may not be watching, but Google is!

[Edit: Google has updated their imagery again, making this post invalid.]

The other day I had occasion to check out my house on Google maps. Much like searching for your name, it’s a good thing to do now and then. Sometimes interesting things can sneak into Street View. I was happy to see that the imagery has been updated this summer. I also noticed that my truck was not in the yard when the photos were taken.  (Sorry, I’m not showing you my house.)

Today I typed in the address of the firehouse to check out the new imagery, and there was my truck in the back yard.


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Based on the cars present and they way they were parked, it looked like the satellite caught us on a call. I started searching some of our common routes and call locations, and there we were:


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You can clearly see the ambulance and the stretcher. The engine is obscured under the trees. Cool.

Images copyright 2010 Google Maps.

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