How EXACTLY Do You Pull Up Satelite Views Of Destinations?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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So I tried this a few times with Strret View and Earth on Target stores. Never really saw what I was looking for.

Help please... No hurry!

Thanks!

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I use google earth app to do this on my phone. I will click the search icon(looks like a magnifying glass) and type in the address of the shipper or receiver and then let it zoom out and back in on the location. From there you can look around the area and get an idea of what you are coming into, or in some cases I am looking for potential parking spots so I don't need to start my clock until after I am loaded.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Google maps. Type in address. Hit Search. Hit diamond icon or I in top right of screen. This should bring up your map choices. Hit satellite.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Marc, this is what I do: I tap on the Google Maps app on my phone, and after it opens, type in the address in the search field at the top. After the address is found and located, you will most likely be looking at the ‘default’ view; near the top right corner but just under the address, tap on the fat diamond icon. This will pull up the different views: default, satellite, and terrain. Tap on ‘satellite.’ This will change the layout to a satellite image.

Rainy 's Comment
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Marc, this is what I do: I tap on the Google Maps app on my phone, and after it opens, type in the address in the search field at the top. After the address is found and located, you will most likely be looking at the ‘default’ view; near the top right corner but just under the address, tap on the fat diamond icon. This will pull up the different views: default, satellite, and terrain. Tap on ‘satellite.’ This will change the layout to a satellite image.

I do this too. Google Earth became sooo slow I uninstalled it. Plus it was older views. When I saw my own house was still standing... a house that was knocked down in 2011 after hurricane Irene, I was shocked.

Believe it or not, Google.maps showed the lot vacant, Earth showed the house there. You would think they would.use the same satellite system.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Here’s a strange one for you, Rainy: Looking at the street views of where I used to live in Norfolk, VA, the satellite image of the front of the house is current… It shows the addition the new owners put onto the house. The street view image of the back of the house is at least six years old… it shows my Jeep sitting in the driveway! We moved in 2013. Go figure.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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Here’s a strange one for you, Rainy: Looking at the street views of where I used to live in Norfolk, VA, the satellite image of the front of the house is current… It shows the addition the new owners put onto the house. The street view image of the back of the house is at least six years old… it shows my Jeep sitting in the driveway! We moved in 2013. Go figure.

The satellite views and the street views are captured and updated at different times, one by car and one by satellite.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Sorry, I mispoke. I consider it all ‘satellite image.’ I was referring to the ‘street views’ of both the front and back of the house. The street view of the front is current, the street view of the back is 6+ years old. You’d think the timeline of the images being uploaded or updated wouldn’t be so far apart.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks everyone! That worked!

Actually... name (Target then select a nearby city or Target ) worked too. Key was the diamond/select satellite view.

I was able to see roads around the store including the one which goes to the docks and easily see which street and direction of travel was appropriate. Could even see the logos on the two Target trailers (we always have a dedicated dock so I even saw we were in one of the two closest.

Don't know why I didn't find that on my own but thanks so much for sharing!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks everyone! That worked!

Actually... name (Target then select a nearby city or Target ) worked too. Key was the diamond/select satellite view.

I was able to see roads around the store including the one which goes to the docks and easily see which street and direction of travel was appropriate. Could even see the logos on the two Target trailers (we always have a dedicated dock so I even saw we were in one of the two closest.

Don't know why I didn't find that on my own but thanks so much for sharing!

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Oops... I meant "Target and (insert name of city)"... I used left and right arrowheads for (name of city) which was taken as html code and ignored!

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