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Spectacular Photos From Space: FRA, CLK, DCA, Etc.  
User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2593 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Just simply like the header says.
Check out these absolute magnificant photos taken from commercial space imaging satelite IKONOS. This satelite orbits at 500km or so, and delivers images with resolution down to just 1m. Just absolutely magnificant!! Check out all the widebodies at CLK!
Some pics can be downloaded for free [go to pic of the week] @ 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 or 1280x1024.

You can order pics from their database, but they'll cost you $7 per square kilometer. This is not too bad, but you need to order at least 49 square kilometres...
They advertise this as 777:
7x7 km for $7 per sq km...

Free downloads:
CLK
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/iow042802/iow042802.htm

DCA
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/iow093001/iow093001.htm

FRA
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/iow040101/iow040101.htm

San Fransisco Bay area:
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/iow052900/iow052900.htm

Kennedy Space Center Pad 39B [Spave Shuttle Launch Pad]
http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/ioweek/archive/iow040801/iow040801.htm


There's more, including a nice B&W pic of the new DIA and the old Kai Tak some years after it was closed down, but I could not find them. Need to do some searching...
Let me know guys if you find more airports!

PW100


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Cool pictures! I have a load at home, either on my PC or on A4 glossy paper. My dad gets them as they are being fed back by the satellite envisat (I think that the ESA are not using the satellite like they are supposed to  Big grin), and then all the people who were on the project get one.

Pretty cool huh? Its amazing how far they can zoom in as well, like to the size of sports stadiums and such.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

DCA looks awesome, probably my favorite US airport (after EWR).


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2593 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

EGGD

Download direct from satelite... WOW, great stuff!
If you have any airport pics, I would be heavily interested...!
Could you E-mail me, check my profile.

You're right, the zoom is just absolute amazing! Until, maybe 10-20 years ago, this was top secret military terrain, now its commercially available! However at a price [unless you have a envisat downlink]. Makes you wonder what resolution NSA/CIA reaches these days...

Thanks,
PW100



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

The FRA photo looks very cool.

Patrick


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

are there any other aiports with pictures like these?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12598 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

It's nice to see a KLM from such a long distance (see CLK shots!)

Presumably we won't see Tel Aviv or any middle eastern airports!

It's a wonderful site and one I'd like to return to often!


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2593 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Anyone else found more airport pics?

Kaitak
Glad you enjoy the site. Too bad CLK isn't completely covered by this pic. Do you have any pics showing the complete airport?
BTW What is the official 3 and 4 letter code of Hong kong nowadays? Is it CLK?

The site also has some stunning pre/post photos of the 911 tragedy sites. It gives me shivers every time I look at them. I think they clearly show the shear scale and enormity of what happened...

PW100



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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
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The Frankfurt-shot is really awesome; This, together with the main viewing-points noted on it, would make the perfect FRA-spottersguide

IwantaBBJ


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Awsome stuff. It's really amazing what you can fin on the net. I'm sure that you're all familiar with this website http://www.terraserver.com, but just in case you haven't been there you can also access free satellite imagery. I was able to make out an apartment building that I used to live in. Amazing, and this isn't even the "state-of-the-art" stuff that the government has.
Jetguy



User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8378 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

The FRA photo cought a 747 on short final- very cool.


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2593 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Jetguy

Terraserver indeed is nice. Mapquest is much better though:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?mapdata=UrVYjtEIiZ9Eq2OZwLGIW6LsJBbQcf9GphhCOsaqxKqkk9UMHjiaEXw9kCxZJX0Bzjc1CDEWmnr8DEtpa%252b6dcL%252b%252bwgCwQ%252f%252fOMv9cWhq3rWkS4oM%252bZC3VhiUUaskeBiF0%252fTQS9%252bn1R9jGyEn%252b1HR61R0nBiEM4q7Gl2SKOcRWsjHqBlzONNKZ7Mj7DeiQHohR4g5%252fpjbvK7laCqf9JGZc3hVAQcfQMtvFrx2VeY8likiLerqtcO2oSnoErbiQtEqJethtaUfX63QQ4C3eUJ48NGqq2zSX4CkXN3FkuM0374E%252bjY0JjF0OFEZrX2IdcK34kSnCYDDsxvx9dMKZ%252bUwBJ3uUstuCY33J&click=zoom&map.x=215&map.y=287

PW100




Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6344 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

National has changed a bit since I was there last, in 1986. Looks as though the parking garage is no longer a good spotting location.

I think though that I'll just remember DCA as it was 30 years ago. Dulles also. I miss the days when airports were welcoming places. Now it seems as though I'm in a bus terminal. Sigh.

But I, again, digress. I love looking at satellite photos of our earth.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

CLK:


DCA:


FRA:


San Francisco Bay Area:


Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad:



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