PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6105 times:
I have just been playing around with google's map feature (after the thread about the plane off the runway at JFK), and I was looking at the pictures of SAN. Fascinating stuff, really!
If I had any kind of decent computer skills, I'd imbed the picture here, but I'm not terribly computer savvy.
Here's what you do: go to http://maps.google.com and click on Satellite. Then type in SAN. Go all the way to the highest level of magnification, and pan east (and down a bit) of the runway. When you cross over the boundary of the park with Sixth Avenue, between Grape & Hawthorne Streets (4-5 blocks south of Laurel Street, where the big narrow Prado bridge is), you can see a small plane on final approach.
I believe it to be an American Eagle Saab SF340, but I'm not sure...can anyone say for sure?
Thanks in advance!!
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Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6022 times:
This is fun
Type in any airport code and enjoy looking ..
If anyone has time, go to DTW and look at the Northwest Hanger with the big "N" on top - btwn runways 22L and 21R. There is a 757 parked outside the hanger - not NWA - unrecognized livery can anyone determine the airline?
Everyone is so 'HOT' on google's satellite photos, however these have been out for many years and Terraserver-USA uses the same photos and allows you to go much much closer. Here is a link to the dtw map. No question on which airline it is now.
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
Quoting Neilalp (Reply 3): Everyone is so 'HOT' on google's satellite photos, however these have been out for many years and Terraserver-USA uses the same photos and allows you to go much much closer.
I find these photos exciting because they're recent. I've looked at the terraserver.microsoft.com images before but they're quite old. The ones for MSP are from 1991 while the photos on maps.google.com seem to be about a year old.
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Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4729 times:
Well you are right with MSP. In areas like Detroit and a few other citys that have been updated. The images are the same as google. When I look at my house the image is the exact same, but on the terraserver I can get much closer and even see the car parked on my driveway where I can't on google.
But I agree when comparing MSP the images on google are newer.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4061 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4672 times:
Also, terraserver might be good in certain urban areas, but for example the whole NY area is not in that database (at least not with those high-resolution color images). Also google is much easier to navigate ( I love the panning feature). Also, google lets you quickly switch from map to sattellite. Also... google rules!
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