Sorry guys, been out of action for a couple days.
I used Bing maps a couple of times a while ago, but can't get the Streetside function working, so I've never used it since.
It gives a really good angled, birds-eye view of some rural towns though. I will start to use that feature for some initial searches from now on.
I didn't think Bing maps would have a street-view for Niland. Does it do Bombay Beach, Salton City & West Shores etc?
If it does, I might have to get you to take a couple snaps if I can't find any decent images.
It would be great if you could take a few snaps of the shops in those towns. I reckon there might be a find or two there.
There were so many pages discussing the size of the map pre-release.
How good would it have been to have that data available back then.
But wow, That's a large percentage of water on the map. I suppose once you count the narrow coastline around the entire map, plus the docks & Alamo Sea, it does add up. It just doesn't feel like that much though.
Regarding the miles searched on Street-view. I have no idea. I'm a bit embarrassed to add it all up. So many more things I should've been doing with my time. Oh well.
To get an idea though, this is a screenshot of an area I searched in Sth LA while looking for Franklin's house.
Adding up the orange streets gives a total of 32 miles (51 km).
The thing is, I go down one side of the street while looking sideways, then turn around & go back down the other side, so you've actually got to double the search distance.
Then add up the approx distance for each of these search areas, say 100km each (give or take), I reckon it would be about 1600 km, or close to 1000 miles. Pretty bad eh?