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New NWA Plane? Bing Map...  
User currently offlineWALmsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15123 times:

Unusual plane here...

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.asp...?q=sea+airport&mkt=en-US&FORM=BYFD

It disappears when you zoom in any closer, though.


In memory of my Dad, Robert "Bob" Fenrich, WAL 1964-1979, MSP ONT LAX
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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15064 times:
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Took a minute to find it.... I saw a super long A330 with 2 sets of wings and engines... An artefact of the photographic process used.

Best one I've seen is the half 747, half 767 I saw on Google Earth at Heathrow....



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User currently offlineWALmsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15058 times:

Link didn't work right, so here is a screen shot from Bing maps...



In memory of my Dad, Robert "Bob" Fenrich, WAL 1964-1979, MSP ONT LAX
User currently offlineWALmsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15017 times:

There is also a tail without a body to the right.


In memory of my Dad, Robert "Bob" Fenrich, WAL 1964-1979, MSP ONT LAX
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14942 times:

Tiles taken at different times blended together to make the whole airport.

Quoting WALmsp (Thread starter):
It disappears when you zoom in any closer, though.

The high detail level photos are usually taken at a different time than the lower detail level photos.


User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14874 times:

Airbus A360?  

Can't remember where, but I am positive I have seen something like that happen on Bing maps or Google Earth at a different airport.


User currently offlineWALmsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14871 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 4):
The high detail level photos are usually taken at a different time than the lower detail level photos.

That completely ruins my "up-close stealth mode" theory!  



In memory of my Dad, Robert "Bob" Fenrich, WAL 1964-1979, MSP ONT LAX
User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2555 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14624 times:

All the closeup photos on Bing and Google Earth are taken from aircraft flying overhead. The camera peers down from the belly of the plane and shoots a series of photos in a 'strip', so most areas will have coverage from near overhead instead of looking in from the side. These photos are then blended or stitched together in a computer to generate the single huge image available of any given area. However if an object on the ground is moving and happens to be in the area of the 'stitch', you might see just part of the object in one image but not the other, or as in this case, you'll see a double image as it appears in both of the stitched images.

HAL



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14568 times:

Quoting GSPflyer (Reply 5):
Can't remember where, but I am positive I have seen something like that happen on Bing maps or Google Earth at a different airport.

Google Earth/ Google Maps has a highly distorted British Airways B747 at Heathrow at the terminal next to the new one.

Heathrow also has most strips of images dated Sept 28, 2008 - but one end of that parking area is dated Jan 1, 2006 and shows not aircraft parking, but a construction area.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14488 times:

This happens EVERYWHERE. It's just the nature of aerial/satellite photography. If you look on highways and anywhere else with moving objects you'll see tons of glitches. Another one that people get all worked up about for no reason is "ghost planes", where you see only the shadow of the plane, or only the contrail, but not the plane itself.

User currently offlinetim171080 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14304 times:

I also saw this effect at FRA in Google Earth, and explained it like this:



User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14268 times:
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It's also obvious how much older Bing's aerial imagery is compared to Google's. All the angles on Bing show NW at the S Satellite including bowling shoes, whereas it's all DL at S on Google Maps.

User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14081 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 11):
It's also obvious how much older Bing's aerial imagery is compared to Google's..


Depends on where you are looking. On the Bing view of my home in the Greenville area of SC, I can tell that it was taken during the summer of 2007 (I am positive, because of cars in the driveway that we owned both at the same time for a couple of months). The Google image of my Home (on both maps and Earth) was taken, at the latest, Summer 2005 (again positive, because of something in the neighbors yard that they moved out with them in June or July 05).

Look at the south-facing wall of the AS hangar, you will see the AS 75th anniversary logo. I believe their 75th anniversary was in 2007. Someone correct me if I am wrong.


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13914 times:

If you zoom in on Google Earth - most places you can see the date the images were taken in the lower left corner of the image window.

User currently offlinelxmd11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12754 times:




Heres a boeing duo at LHR. Not sure what the 747 under it is though...


User currently offlineflybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 12727 times:

Quoting GSPflyer (Reply 5):
Airbus A360?

More like Airbus 660.



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User currently offlineDALALWAYS From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 12615 times:

If they introduce that plane I am not working it......too many economy passengers...LOL j/k 

User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 12174 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 11):
t's also obvious how much older Bing's aerial imagery is compared to Google's

In the SeaTac photo you can see a Song 757 exiting the runway. Its been awhile since those birds were in the air....



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User currently offlineklm77 From Canada, joined Sep 2009, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 10463 times:

Interesting glitches, reminds me of another one by google maps, non-aviation related though.



User currently offlinegunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 10386 times:

Quoting JHCRJ700 (Reply 17):
In the SeaTac photo you can see a Song 757 exiting the runway. Its been awhile since those birds were in the air....

You can also see bowling shoe-liveried NW jets, AS MD-80s and an incomplete third runway at SEA. Microsoft can clearly do better in the aerial imaging department insofar as currency goes...heck, this is their own backyard!  



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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 10180 times:

Quoting klm77 (Reply 18):
Interesting glitches, reminds me of another one by google maps, non-aviation related though.

What? You have problems kayaking across the Pacific Ocean?  


User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 10126 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 11):

In parts of downtown Minneapolis the images from Google Earth were taken in 2002. Hopefully that will be updated any day now. Images of MSP were taken in 2006, its nice to still see the NW bowling shoe colors and all of the other NW aircraft.  



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineOceanic From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 9783 times:

Quoting klm77 (Reply 18):
Interesting glitches, reminds me of another one by google maps, non-aviation related though.
Quoting VS11 (Reply 20):
What? You have problems kayaking across the Pacific Ocean?

No thanks, I'd rather take my jet ski (see #41)

http://goo.gl/maps/UISY

[Edited 2011-01-23 20:28:13]

User currently offlinebrooklynchris13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

Another excellent example is LGA. If I recall correctly, it shows aircraft ready to go on three of the four runways, and several different approaches underway. I have always thought it would be a great starter scenario for ATC instruction-- just drop that in front of a trainee and say-- "fix it".


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User currently offlinerobo65 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 9340 times:

I have no explantion, however when you zoom in the A/C in question NW is gone. Also gone was OZ 747-400 and added was BR 747-400 and CI 747-400 among several other aircraft changes and positions.

25 rfields5421 : Because when you zoom in - often you are looking at different pictures taken at different times. You are not looking at a closer view of the same pic
26 Post contains images LazialeMKD : Actually, the NWA plane at the picture can be good idea for Boeing or Airbus to consider designing ultra long plane like that one j/k
27 United_fan : It depends when the pictrue was taken. When I look at the place I used to work at,in one frame it's open with cars in the lot. Next frame the place i
28 rw774477 : I've seen the same plane in two very different spots @ SYD
29 Post contains images MWHCVT : One has to wonder who will patent the concept first, also I have a couple of questions - When were all the certification done - Is there a photo in th
30 flyglobal : Guys, the long 747 in the picture is Boeing's new Y7 which they secretly developed (partly) on US defense budget to fight against the A380 with a new
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