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Looking out of my hotel window I can see into the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale. What do you mean it’s fairly uninspiring? East of here is Mountain View, home of the Google-plex, west of here is the Yahoo! mothership, which is the reason I’m here and to the south is Cupertino, and 1 Infinite Loop, the home of Apple.

OK, so that is fairly uninspiring and nondescript. This one is much more interesting. This is the view from my temporary cube in the middle of the Yahoo! campus, looking out over Moffett Field.

That oval looking building in the middle is Hanger One which is one of the world’s largest freestanding structures. It may not look that impressive but it’s almost 3 miles away; it covers 8 acres, is around 1100 feet long, around 300 feet wide and around 200 feet high. It’s big.

And that’s a much more impressive and interesting view out of the window.
Written and posted from the Yahoo! campus, Sunnyvale, California (51.5143913, -0.1287317)

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A self-professed map addict, Gary has worked in the mapping and location space for over 20 years through a combination of luck and occasional good judgement. Gary is co-founder of Malstow Geospatial, which provides handmade, professional geospatial consulting. A Fellow of the RGS, he tweets about maps, writes about them and even makes them.


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Steve Kennedy said ...

Also lots of Moffett Field is infused with Google staff too ..

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