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Google Earth has a nice view of Charlotte

Posted on 2 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman

I downloaded the new version of Google Earth today (version 5.0) and noticed a dramatic improvement in the 3D models for much of uptown Charlotte. I’m not 100% sure if this is a new feature to the 5.0 version, but I know the additions are no more than a month or two old.

Observer HQ in front of a fresh-faced circa early-2008 Wellschovia tower

a wide view of Charlotte’s available 3D models

Another Google Earth addition to version 5.0 is historical imagery. You can now look back at satellite images of Charlotte as early as January 27, 1993. Notice the lack of Hearst Tower and the Panthers’ Stadium in the image below.

what Charlotte looked like before there was ice in the arena #CLTroguepilot


  1. Norm 3 Feb 2009 at 4:49 AM

    Google earth has improved. Very impressive!

  2. Julie@Cool Mom Guide 3 Feb 2009 at 1:50 PM

    I do love our city…