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The Most Detailed Google Earth Airport Image?!  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 14012 times:

Been travelling all over tonight with Google Earth, I don't think images get much more detailed than LHR!! Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a VS 744??!!

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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 13984 times:

Which begs the question looking further at LHR, what's happened here? Is it the remnants of de-icing? It can't be from a wash as it's a sunny day and water would have dried quickly and no sign of the aircraft?!



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 13935 times:

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 1):
Which begs the question looking further at LHR, what's happened here? Is it the remnants of de-icing? It can't be from a wash as it's a sunny day and water would have dried quickly and no sign of the aircraft?!

Could have been a sunny winters' day? Aircraft just de-iced and pushed-back? OR maybe, washed on-stand? Having looked at the image on Google Earth, that stand is over in the British Airways West Base engineering area.

If you look North-east of that location, you'll see several more stands like that, over in East Base.


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 13859 times:

These are much better pictures of LAX

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&alt=-1000&scene=7017908&encType=1

[Edited 2007-06-22 01:01:06]

User currently offlineBoch From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 13792 times:

Concorde at JFK:

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...&alt=-1000&scene=2028436&encType=1



KU, KL, PK, CO, AA, US, UA, WN, AS, FL, BR, MH, KE, OZ, PR, 5J
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months ago) and read 13292 times:

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 2):
Could have been a sunny winters' day? Aircraft just de-iced and pushed-back?

I did think that, but zoom out to 1km and there are leaves on the trees and there is no sign of a just moved (or moving!) aircraft adjacent.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months ago) and read 13273 times:

Most airports are of the same quality, expect for those in the tropics, for example take a look at Singapore, not a great image. Other airports with bad images are those with pollution problems.


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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 13185 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):
These are much better pictures of LAX



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):
Concorde at JFK:

Those are aerial photos, not satellite ones. The VS 744 at LHR is satellite pic though, and just absolutely stunning in its detail.



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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12833 times:

Try viewing FRA, I think I have never seen more detailed part on Google Earth... at least not so detailed airport  Smile


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User currently offlineF16arm From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12793 times:

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 1):
Which begs the question looking further at LHR, what's happened here? Is it the remnants of de-icing? It can't be from a wash as it's a sunny day and water would have dried quickly and no sign of the aircraft?!

It looks like they deiced to knock off the morning frost, When I was customer service, we did that all the time, and the "outlines" would last untill the next big rain beacuse the gycol sticks to everything!



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12655 times:

Quoting Boch (Reply 4):
Concorde at JFK:

And at LHR!!!

And Coned off, bloody disgrace! It's like someone is ashamed of it.


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User currently offlineLuisKMIA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11705 times:

Google Earth is starting to use aerial photographs, instead of satellite photographs in major urban centers, hence the greater detail. Look at the Las Vegas Strip and pasrt of KLAS for instance.

Cheers!

Luis
KMIA


User currently offline747MegaTop From United States of America, joined May 2007, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10692 times:
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Another clear one. A NWA 757 at the South Satellite terminal in SEA.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...pn=0.000784,0.001808&t=k&z=19&om=1


User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10441 times:

i have been waiting for a google earth thread, can anyone tell me what is going on at CLE?

i see some military aircraft parked around, and it appears as some of the runways are whited out, which is odd.

also it appears as there is a 747 sitting by the IX center, a rarity in CLE

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/dimoko/runways.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/dimoko/mult.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/dimoko/mil.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/dimoko/747.jpg



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User currently offlineF16arm From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10260 times:

Quoting Dimoko (Reply 13):
i see some military aircraft parked around, and it appears as some of the runways are whited out, which is odd.

also it appears as there is a 747 sitting by the IX center, a rarity in CLE

That looks to be AF1 and his C-17 support!  psst 



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User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9774 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):
These are much better pictures of LAX

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...ype=1

Thanks for the link. This is the first time I have checked out Microsoft Virtual Earth. As I was panning around the airport, I found some pretty interesting anomalies. If you stay at that same scale and pan over towards the western Remote Gates you can at least three separate satellite images of the area. Two of the images look to be taken around the late afternoon. At the northwestern corner you can see an Aero California DC-9. If you pan towards the east, In one image you see a Varig MD 11 with a WN 737 (w/winglets) two stands to the south and a LAN 767 to the east. Other times when you pan towards the east, the LAN and Varig aircraft are missing and all you see is the Aero California A/C and the WN 737 with a baggage conveyor belt near the front right door. What is that 1R? Keep panning back and forth east-west.

If you start at the AA and CO hangars and start panning northwest towards the remote terminal, you get a different images that looks to be taken in the morning. Like around 10 or 11am. In that image, there is a DC-9 with brown and white paint (can't ID the airline as I have never seen it before), in the middle row there is a Midwest MD 80 on the south end with two World Airways MD 11's and a LAN A-340 at the north end of the middle row.

Keep panning around and you will see at least three different images taken at different times of the day. It seems like when you pan quickly, you trigger a change in what satellite image you are looking at. Pretty trippy



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9610 times:

Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 15):
Keep panning around and you will see at least three different images taken at different times of the day. It seems like when you pan quickly, you trigger a change in what satellite image you are looking at. Pretty trippy

Yes, it does. If you notice, the scale can easily change as well. Looking at my house from virtual earth, I noticed that the pictures from the different directions are all taken at different dates. So some of the pictures are from winter, some from summer, etc.


User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9391 times:

Quoting F16arm (Reply 14):
That looks to be AF1 and his C-17 support!

i was thinking that as well, notice the security cars off each wing and the tail.

how odd that googles images have it on that day!



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User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2310 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 3):
These are much better pictures of LAX

Does SIA have more than 1 Star Alliance 747? There is one at the stand and to the right, there is one taxiing out. Probably just an overlap in the photography.

Quoting Dimoko (Reply 13):
and it appears as some of the runways are whited out, which is odd.

probably just a little over exposed.



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User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8955 times:

In the case of the MSN maps, how is it that they are able to shoot enough aerial photographs to make a congruent large picture of the entire area? Is it multiple photos tied together or just one with amazing resolution? It looks as though there aren't any breaks in the scenery.


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User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8103 times:

Here is LAS, SFB, and PIE. I wasn't able to get a closeup of PIE. LAS is a G4 and AA MD-80 over on the mx ramp near the D Gates. SFB is G4 planes at the gate... the white one is 860GA.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/trifidpath/LASout.jpg


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/trifidpath/LAScloseup.jpg


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/trifidpath/SFBout.jpg


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/trifidpath/SFBcloseup.jpg


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/trifidpath/PIEout.jpg


User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

Quoting LuisKMIA (Reply 11):
Google Earth is starting to use aerial photographs, instead of satellite photographs in major urban centers, hence the greater detail. Look at the Las Vegas Strip and pasrt of KLAS for instance.

Indeed, if you look at KLAS in the northwestern area of the airfield at the executive terminal, the photography is 3" resolution. Its amazing how far you can zoom in on the aircraft parked out there.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6704 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 7):
The VS 744 at LHR is satellite pic

How do you know?


User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Quoting F16arm (Reply 14):
That looks to be AF1 and his C-17 support!



Quoting Dimoko (Reply 17):
i was thinking that as well, notice the security cars off each wing and the tail

That was my first thought as well. The blue nose gave it away and then the security cars at the four points. Can someone with better eyes than me see an airstair?



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User currently offlineJepstein From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6993 times:

Google Earth has caught an LH 744 taking off out of 7L. It is way cool shot, check it out! Just keep moving farhter from 7L and you will see it.  hypnotized 

25 Post contains images HPRamper : This reminds me of those "identify the airport" threads I used to see on here. hint hint
26 Post contains links and images ABQ747 : I found this weird aircraft at the general aviation ramp at ABQ. It looks like a 727 with winglets. You can see the same thing by the old BA 747 at AB
27 Electech6299 : That was going to be my question for both...how do you know? Why couldn't they all be satellite? Or all aerial? There are plenty of high-resolution s
28 Timz : None of the commercial satellites claim better than ... 0.7 meter resolution? Or do some claim 0.5 now? I'm guessing the VS 747 at LHR is better than
29 Oldeuropean : And why is a 727 with winglets weird? There are some flying around. Axel
30 Olympus69 : Some of the images, even though the quality has been improved - I can now see my car in the parking lot behind my apartment in Toronto for instance, a
31 Scouseflyer : Been waiting for ages for an A380 to appear on Google Earth and fianlly there's one at TLS! 43°39'10.77"N 1°21'23.42"E
32 DL767captain : Microsoft's virtual earth is actually much nicer, you can actually see an aerial shot at a medium altitude which makes an actual picture
33 Post contains images Cumulus : I presume this it?? I can't think it would be anything else!
34 Pr1268 : In fact, there's a second A380 about 270 meters north of that one. Both aircraft are shown in excellent resolution in Google Earth.
35 Post contains links and images Andz : Here's an SAA 744 at ATL Another one at LHR, with a Qantas 744 for company I like this shot of a Lufthansa 744 climbing out of FRA
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