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Stephen J. Vertin MAI

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Have a slew of data without pictures and I wondering if any of it is even relevant. I remember at one time mapquest had photos of properties but I can not seem to find this feature. Was it discontinued? If not how do I find it.
 

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I do not remember Mapquest having this, have you looked at Zaoi.

Have a slew of data without pictures and I wondering if any of it is even relevant. I remember at one time mapquest had photos of properties but I can not seem to find this feature. Was it discontinued? If not how do I find it.
 

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Are you sure that was Map Quest.

Could have been Google maps you were using. ???
 

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Have a slew of data without pictures and I wondering if any of it is even relevant. I remember at one time mapquest had photos of properties but I can not seem to find this feature. Was it discontinued? If not how do I find it.


Stephen,

In the upper right hand corner of the Mapquest map you should have two tabs; Street Map (default) and Aerial Image. Click on aerial image and that should give you what you're looking for.

I hope that helps... Google Earth will actually zoom in closer if you need it.
 

Stephen J. Vertin MAI

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Here is what I am talking about

http://maps.google.com/maps?q

See the tab with "street views" in the map screen. It is next to "traffic, map, satellite and terrain" directly in the map screen. In certain areas "such as Detroit" you can type in a street address and tour the neighborhood (try 1520 Alfred, Detroit, Michigan for example). You can not take photographs off of the system (which does not bother me because that is not what I use it for) but you can qualify your comps to see if they are practical to use. It is a very good tool if your area is covered by Google. It is similar to driving the area without moving from your desk. It saves hours of driving (especially for commercial properties). Many time commercial comp data systems do not have photographs and you end up throwing out half the comps after driving them.
 
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Stephen, the newest version of Microsoft's Streets & Trips has some pretty cool imaging in it. You might want to take a look at it. Its great for adding additional photos of large properties. You can actually get a photo of the entire property, kind of like what you might take from a helicopter.
 

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Here is what I am talking about

http://maps.google.com/maps?q

See the tab with "street views" in the map screen. It is next to "traffic, map, satellite and terrain" directly in the map screen. In certain areas "such as Detroit" you can type in a street address and tour the neighborhood (try 1520 Alfred, Detroit, Michigan for example). You can not take photographs off of the system (which does not bother me because that is not what I use it for) but you can qualify your comps to see if they are practical to use. It is a very good tool if your area is covered by Google. It is similar to driving the area without moving from your desk. It saves hours of driving (especially for commercial properties). Many time commercial comp data systems do not have photographs and you end up throwing out half the comps after driving them.

Interesting... never seen that on Google. BTW, what is the standard adjustment for graffiti? :laugh:
 

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You all should really check out Windows Live Search. http://maps.live.com/?q=&mkt=en-us&scope=&FORM=LIVSOP
Way better than Google earth in my opinion. I use it quite often before I go out to a property. You can get a birds eye view of the property and can see all four sides of the property. It's pretty cool. There are also 3D views which is even cooler. Highly recommended.
 

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Cool BEANS, Jon~ Thank you for that link!!!:Emoticon_hug:

Since I work out in the hinterlands, Google earth maps and other sources don't have very good resolution... I was just wondering if there was a better source (several things have changed on my subject property since the last available B&W USGS 5 meter close-up... :leeann: ) That Live Search is the present BEST of show (available from any aerial view I have been ale to locate) - and solves a problem for me!!!

naaah they still don't have the helicopter turns on hinterlands properties, but still what a useful tool in any bigger town!

(use the birdseye tab to get the 4 sides views...)
 

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You can find photos on Realquest.com also by putting in the address
 
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