The View From Above

November 9, 2011 at 2:19pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Have you ever played around with the satellite view on Google Maps or another mapping service? I enjoy zipping around Lincoln every now and then to see if I can find anything unusual.

Not long ago I was scrolling along 48th Street when I found this view:

It’s a large open area between 46th and 48th, Hillside and High. As you drive along 48th Street you would never guess that just to your west are huge backyards, or a large common area, or whatever that is. Similarly, many people even within the neighborhood don’t know about this long, north-south common area just south of Zeman Elementary:

 

What other surprises have you found while looking at Lincoln from above? Or alternately, what other “secrets” can best be seen from above that most Lincolnites don’t know about?

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Wisco November 9, 2011 at 8:18pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=lincoln+ne&hl=en&ll=40.776313,-96.690508&spn=0.002027,0.005284&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.450489,86.572266&vpsrc=6&hnear=Lincoln,+Lancaster,+Nebraska&t=h&z=18

Near my house I noticed 2 homes in the middle of the block. they’re in the backyards of the people around the block.
Found it a little odd.

MattF November 9, 2011 at 9:42pm

That is odd - there appears to be pavement running eastward from the structures along the north side of them, but it doesn’t seem to daylight anywhere. I suppose someone’s driveway might connect to it…

Nicole November 9, 2011 at 10:52pm

There are two very long driveways side by side that connect to Stockwell (right across from Woods Blvd)

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