Cloudless Montreal

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 ?.

6 Comments so far

  1. Oliver (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    I was really exited as well when I saw Montreal cloudless in Google Maps last week!

  2. Zeke (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 6:29 pm


    Thanks for the head’s up, I am very happy that the gallery is no longer covered by a cloud.

    So, now the question is how long until they figure out that ‘Delormier‘ is Montreal?

  3. andre (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

    This is going to be as close to a perfect Fall weekend as we can wish for. We actually took the afternoon off just to make sure that the weekend cleaning and shopping got out of the way.

    Ile Bizard and Mont Royal tomorrow and the Eastern Townships on Sunday. If I don’t take 200 pictures this weekend I’m gonna be very disappointed

  4. Frank (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

    Yep, Andre. We’re doing pumpkin picking in Oka tomorrow, then apple picking and monk cheese in the Eastern townships on Monday. Should be great even if there are a few showers.

  5. RS (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 5:44 am

    I think that this photo was taken on a Tuesday or Friday right around 11am because most of the cars on my street are on the right side. :)

    Crazy…I was just looking at the google sat pic of my street the other day and was bitching that they still had the &*^^$$ cloud over my place! Next thing you know it’s updated! Yeah!

  6. andre (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    Well my house is no longuer on the line between summer and winter but they still have the wrong spelling for my street name.

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