Saggy jeans, six family members arrested, 20 sheriff’s deputies, one helicopter. Another day in Florida.
My wife interned at The News & Observer of Raleigh way back in the summer of 2000. Their failure to hire her can only be described as an unforgivably poor decision. Their only consolation? Seeing the roof and east side of their building featured here, apparently. Virtual Earth/Live Maps, click the picture to map fiddle, etc.
Here’s a new year’s treat for the South Florida map geeks: Microsoft has added oblique aerial imagery for all of Palm Beach County to Virtual Earth/Live Maps. That’s over 2,000 square miles, people; Bigger than Rhode Island, and almost as large as Delaware. I’ve been waiting for this since I heard earlier this year that Palm Beach County’s property appraiser signed a contract with Pictometry. The picture above is of our townhouse in Jupiter during construction, shot sometime between Feb. 18 and Feb. 27, 2007. Hit the jump for a few more sweet shots.
The 44th and final Florida Home section of 2007. Total number of pages produced: 660. Not bad for a print real estate product launched during a dramatic market downturn. Feature story is about Gene Joyner, who retired after 35 years as Palm Beach County’s agricultural extension agent. Neighborhood of the week is Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, near Wellington.
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It’s the day before Christmas, and I think you would be hard pressed to find a more appropriate subject for this week’s holiday edition of Paper View Monday than, um, the Knoxville News Sentinel. OK, so I couldn’t come up with an actual Christmas theme. Still, it looks like a nice building, and oblique coverage of Knoxville was added to Virtual Earth/Live Maps only a few days ago. Also, Jack Lail, whose name you’ll see over to the right in my blogroll, works there. So, there you are. Merry Christmas and all that.