When Google Building Maker was active, you could access imagery that was not directly overhead and in many cases covered several sides of a building. The imagery was quite crisp and would possibly even have revealed the message on your mystery sign. Using these images one could outline simple polygons of the building shape, then cycle through the views to adjust points and improve fidelity to create the model. When Google closed the Building Maker pipeline into Google Earth, they'd expressed that Building Maker was an experiment to model the 3d world through user input and they had decided to use an automated system instead, so there would be no link to the model page.Is this that deal where they photograph the ground from an angle and generate these? I've seen those but the ones I saw in the youtube video were quite impressive, these, well, not so much so, lol.
Jim - Thanks for your comments on the paint job, appreciated. Thanks for sharing your flight experience, I have some flying time but nothing since the early 90's. Hoping to change that soon though. I'll be trying those routes you mentioned, any reason to fly over that scenery is good.I'd be happy to share them Tic, I'll gather them up and type you some instructions tomorrow evening. Today is Easter here in the US and I'm only "sneaking" a little PC time at the moment, lol.