You may have seen this part we shared of our friend, Jake Keenan, who seems to have a secret power for finding unusual and virgin skate spots. Well, it turns out he doesn’t just run across these spots randomly. He has a method, and it’s equally nerdy and impressive, thanks to mankind’s biggest tool / enemy: Google.

Jake recently showed us how he uses Google Earth to scan the New York City landscape, looking for any interesting architecture, surfaces, or nicely colored pixels that might behold hidden skate spots. I guess living in a surveillance state has some perks, right?

We’re proud to present the first episode of Google Earthers™ – traversing the globe (but really, just New York for now) via satellite imagery, pinpointing locations, and testing out the spots in person. Try Jake’s method for yourself, or just sit back and watch him do all the work.

SKATERS / EARTHERS

Jake Keenan
Duncan Rowland
Ian Isenhour
Joe Derrico

Comments

  1. 50

    September 4, 2019 4:04 am

    Haven’t people been doing that to find pools,like since it’s started?

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  2. curbsnot

    September 4, 2019 5:51 am

    Been doing this at my work for the last 10 years.
    Also good for finding camping spots… duh.

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  3. klausschund

    September 4, 2019 6:37 am

    Trailer of an Skatevideo which works with Google earth & Street view

    https://youtu.be/J2dBzE5aymc

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  4. Broderick

    September 4, 2019 8:16 am

    I pray to god that the RHCP song was used in jest. Hands down one of the worst bands to ever exist. True fact: some people actually like them. People like that can’t be trusted! Thanks for the story!

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