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When I mentioned the other day that the current Google Maps satellite shots of Near Southeast are from 2002, a generous reader passed along a link to MapQuest, noting that its satellite images are more recent, and indeed they appear to be from early fall 2005. Of course, this immediately compelled me to build a new page comparing the two, with highlights on the 2005 map to show the difference. You might need a big monitor (or a high resolution) to be able to see the photos together without scrolling, but I didn't want to make them any smaller. (Click on the images to go to Google or MapQuest to zoom and scroll to your heart's content.) The difference from 2002 to 2005 is not overwhelmingly obvious to the untrained eye, but I bet the next time we get updated satellite shots the changes will leap off the screen. (And if any of you fine readers from the Geospatial Intelligence Agency [or anywhere else] have any pre-2000 satellite shots of Near Southeast that you could share without violating umpteen federal laws, I'd love to see them.) UPDATE: Links fixed. Head now screwed on straight.
UPDATE, 12/2: And, lo and behold, Microsoft's Terra Server has not-so-hi-res satellite images of the Hood from 1988, so now my Near Southeast From Above page has three images to compare (so you visitors from Wonkette should ask for extra credit).

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The Navy Yard Museum has just released its calendar of events for December, including another candlelight tour of the Navy Yard (on Dec. 9), and the usual array of lectures, concerts, and "For the Little Skipper" Events. And, on Dec. 13 Mayor-Elect Fenty will be holding his Ward 6 Transition Townhall Workshop, from 6:30 to 9 pm at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center at 201 N Street SW. I've added all of them to my own Upcoming Events Calendar.
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