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Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:27 am

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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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:40 am

Here:


Took me a while

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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:56 am

This is fun

Type in any airport code and enjoy looking ..  Smile

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?
 
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:20 pm

It is an Apple Vacations A320 at
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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.

[Edited 2005-04-20 05:21:37]
 
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:29 pm

Yeah I agree its a Saab.

This thing is pretty cool!!!!
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:43 pm

Neil, dude, its obviously a Saab, look at the wings.  Smile
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:52 pm

Danny,

I was talking about the plane at DTW. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:00 pm

A lot of the images are outdated though...
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:33 am

google maps has a plane just above the middle of 30L in STL. Likely a departure based on the position of other ground traffic.

Also if you look at 35 at MCO, you can see and Airtran takeoff roll. The same plane is on the same runway at three different points. Likely a function of the camera taking multiple pictures.

If you hadn't yet noticed, you can just put in an airport code at maps.google.com also. Pretty nice.
 
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:30 am

If you get a chance look at MEM. Is it common for it to be that dead during the day? Theres only like 3 planes in the gate, and I only see 1 NW mainline and a NW airlink plane there.
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:06 am

There's a taxiway in MEM beside 36L which looks like it was once a runway- you can see the overrun area and the faded markings.
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:20 am

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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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:36 am

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.
 
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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:49 am

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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RE: Satellite Photo Of SAN/Plane On Approach Question

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:54 am

If you like the panning feature try http://www.keyhole.com/ you can even do flying effects. Free for 30days but after a few hours I get sice of the stuff.

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