Movie and Map Geeks: The Matrix Reloaded in the Bay Area
The famous freeway chase scene in the movie Matrix Reloaded was filmed in nearby Alameda.
The film company, matrix productions, reputedly destroyed the overpasses and surrounding material after they finished filming so that no one could use it again. I’m not sure about this, though, because the area is at the western edge of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, where I can’t imagine a lot of overpasses were originally needed. (Perhaps they built up and then removed their additions.)
Here’s a Google Map of what’s left.
And, in related news, it seems that Google Maps is about to get two more layers of resolution. High-res places are rumored to include our fair city, New York, and Los Angeles, with more to follow. This is very cool.