Rtfm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 402 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 21 hours ago) and read 7860 times:
The plane in front of the two large hangars with the brown roofs at the bottom of the photo is a USAF KC10 - you can see it's a tri-jet from the shadow and you can also just make out the refuelling probe in the shadow as well.
Could the brown plane on the link taxi-way at the bottom of the photo be a fire trainer rather than an actual a/c? It looks too brown to even be a military a/c..
Wdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 hours ago) and read 7264 times:
The plane next to Petermax on the right, I am almost positive is a Cathay 744.
I see a TU154 taxiing, and that brown turd looking jet near the Military sort of reminds me of an Old Sabre fighter or a trijet... like a 727 or something but the wings dont look right to be a 727.
Manu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 8 Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 hours ago) and read 6741 times:
For those who are interested, Space Imaging has the Ikonos satellite, while Digital Globe has Quickbird. These two companies are very competitive with one another.
Quickbird Altitude: 450 km
Ikonos Altitude: 680 km
Ikonos was first to launch, Quickbird followed a few years later. The Space Imaging marking rep (owns Ikonos) at a conference I was at told me that both have the same sensor, but the one flys lower and gets more resolution. But there was minimal changes in the optics so you get more traditional photographic problems using the same zoom lens with a closer object (34% closer!).
Interesting that most of the civil aircraft we admire the view out of is at maybe 10km (32,000ft). Think of that when you look at this image, and when you look out of the window on the next flight you are on!
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
Do a google search for "Keyhole" hit the "I'm feelinq lucky" button and that should take you to Keyhole's web site. You can download a trial version. You get a globe of the world which you can manipulate with your mouse and can zoom into anywhere in the world in color! This thing is simply amazing although some areas have higher resolution than others.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 4899 times:
You can tell a lot from satellite photos. Can anyone venture a guess as to what time of the day this picture was taken at, and to what season (time of the year). also, what has recently been done to the grass at the airport?
Manu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 4406 times:
FRASYD, My guess is around 10:30 in the morning. The orbit the satellite was put into makes it always taking photos around 10:30am. So an easy guess. Now, as to the time of year, you can get it accurately knowing the time. As these images are to scale, just figure out the distance of a known object (747 perhaps?) and then you'll be able to measure the shadow.
25 FraT: If you check the homepage and go to the Frankfurt overview, it says 5th of September 2003. As Manu said, it must be around 10.30 (+/- 1 hour) as CO50
26 CPH-R: KrisYYZ, FRA has a system that allows for shorter spacing between arriving aircrafts (only used for smaller aircrafts). Instead of having two small ai
27 7E72004: kind of cool seeing MDW in the early stages of construction
28 Jkudall: Here are a few selected airports (with better quality images) you can check out using terraserver. Albuquerque Int'l: http://www.terraserver.microsoft
29 Pr1268: Like KrisYYZ, I too am curious what's up with both 25L and 26L markings on the runway? Kinda neat how the satellite appeared to keep the image aligned
30 Ual747: My house I grew up in. Nichols Hills, OK. http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/addressimage.aspx?t=4&s=8&lon=-97.5467177451716&lat=35.5500368000287&al
31 Timz: Those terraserver pics are nice, but don't assume they were taken by satellites.
32 N328KF: Timz: They were. It even says. SPIN and SPOT for starters.
33 Planespotting: a lot of the Terra Serve ones are listed as aerial photographs....
34 Timz: Where does it say they're all satellite pics? In any case http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=4&S=12&Z=10&X=682&Y=5232&W=3 clearly isn't
35 Planespotting: Yes everyone has been correct on their assertions. It looks like it's sometime around 1030/1130, in the fall, and the grass has recently been cut. Clu
36 Timz: I haven't a clue about the brown aircraft near the southwest corner of the pic. It's at least 25, probably 30 meters long, so it's no fighter, but win
37 Corey07850: Hopefully this works... http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=4&S=8&Z=17&X=9420&Y=62865&W=3&qs=%7corlando%7cfl%7c There's a cool shot of a
38 BuyantUkhaa: There's a very hi-res pic of LIS at http://lisboainteractiva.cm-lisboa.pt/ Once you've zoomed in on the map enough (the airport is at the top of the m