No, I’m not talking about the beautiful day we’re having today or sun-drenched weekend that is perdicted. Earlier this week I went to Google maps to find the location of a place and got a clear satelite view of the place I was heading to. It wasn’t until a couple hours later out walking in the rain that it dawned on me that Google FINALLY updated their aerial satelite maps of the city. Before half the city was covered in clouds and it always seemed to be cloudy over the place I was looking for. Kinda like an omen or something. As far as I can tell, the images are from Sept 2004. The expansion at Dorval is almost complete, Goliath at La Ronde is not there, and a project I was working on was at the level of foundations.
I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am about this (maybe I should get out more). I’m a very visual person and using Google Maps gives not only the street layout but also visual points of reference and landmarks to keep an eye out for when going somewhere. Not to mention it may also help in the game of Guess Where in Montreal ?.