Google Maps has a super zoom

March 14, 2007


Google Maps apparently has a super zoom function for certain locations. Some of them are additional images inserted for partners like National Geographic, but others are actual satelilite photos of random locations. To access the super zoom function just do this:

1. Select a location and switch to satellite view
2. Zoom in as far as you can, and click “link to this page” at the top right
3. Replace the "z" parameter in the URL with a higher value like 20, 22, or 23

It's actually kind of scary to think about. The original zoom levels were okay, but this is to the point where privacy is actually an issue. That guy looks like he's actually staring at the camera. How can I do my daily nude cartwheels knowing Google might be watching me from space?


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