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Davis gardener Gerhard Bock, author of Bamboo, Succulents and More, has fun exploring his neighborhood with Google Maps:
“For the fun of it, I looked up my own address and I was floored by the seamless coverage of our neighborhood (mind you, we live in a town of 60,000, not a major city). Since Google uses cars with special panoramic cameras to capture street-level views, they get photos that have a movie set quality to them. Our house looks like a toy structure you should be able to move around with the nudge of a finger!
“I love how Google Maps lets you zoom in to the point where you get a slightly elevated view of your landscaping. I would never be able to take photos like these without mounting my camera to an 8-foot pole.”
Read more (and see photos) at: www.bambooandmore.info