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Old 05-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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The Camera

Yesterday I found a digital camera on the letterbox... I asked the immediate neighbours, but no one knew anything about it..

I thought it might belong to one of my clients (I work with intellectually disabled people, supporting 3 men in their own house), but it didn't..

I took it home, after approval from my manager, plugged the card into my computer, and hundreds of photos came up.. I looked through them quickly, and found one with a house... Zooming in the house number was 43..

This house was fairly new, had a light green roof, and a fancy driveway...

I went into google earth to try and find something that would look like to house in the picture... I zoomed on several in the area, but no go...

But, then I found one with a light green roof...

I looked up the address [43 streetname, F/L), went to photo view, and that was the house in the picture!

Today I went to see the people, with printouts of their house, and it was indeed their camera...

WOW! That felt good!
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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Nice Job Lene - glad you made the effort. I am sure they were very happy.

And I am sure you were equally glad that there were no dodgy pictures on the camera.
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It's amazing to know what Google Earth can do.

Anyways, good job! It's great you made the effort of doing that.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:20 AM   #4
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Nice Job Lene - glad you made the effort. I am sure they were very happy.

And I am sure you were equally glad that there were no dodgy pictures on the camera.
Well I didn't look any further than the photo of the house...
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:22 AM   #5
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That was very nice of you to take the time to find the owner, lene.

I'm sure they were extremely grateful to get their camera and pictures back.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:24 AM   #6
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It's amazing to know what Google Earth can do.

Anyways, good job! It's great you made the effort of doing that.
If I had lost my camera, I would have been happy someone made the effort...

Of course, I fully understand the implications of the privacy act... and what I did was probably illegal, but how else would you get lost property back to their owners? I'm sure, if I had given it to the police, they would never have gotten it back..
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:29 AM   #7
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That was very nice of you to take the time to find the owner, lene.

I'm sure they were extremely grateful to get their camera and pictures back.
They were very happy, and wanted to give me some money, but, as I told them, I had fun playing detective... and finding the owners was reward enough for me...

Actually, I was so thrilled finding the house... Unreal..
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:38 AM   #8
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Good job!

But a bit spooky too, if one thinks about the simple way to find people ...

But regarding your abilities as a detective:

You do not by any chance have a good advice to share about the possible culprit in the Spring Contest, have you?
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Good job!

But a bit spooky too, if one thinks about the simple way to find people ...

But regarding your abilities as a detective:

You do not by any chance have a good advice to share about the possible culprit in the Spring Contest, have you?

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[QUOTE=carlobee;899190]It's amazing to know what Google Earth can do. /QUOTE]

Yup, and a little scary!

How easy would it be for a perp to find someone?
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:58 PM   #12
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Well, lesson for today: go out and take a picture of your house on any camera or device able to take pictures.

And do not EVER delete this photo or your camera will be lost for good.

Of course, taking a photo of your address & phone number neatly written down might have the same effect but would cut out the fun for the finder :-)
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:36 AM   #13
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I only matched a photo in the camera with a picture from Google Earth, using a few short streets in the vicinity of my work place...
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