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What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:27 am

I found this on Google Earth. What is wrong with it and how do you think this happened and where do you think it was taken?

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JoeCanuck
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:31 am

They could be holding at different altitudes...if that's what you're talking about...
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:33 am

Are you talking about the multiple instances of the aircraft? That happens all the time with Google Maps / Earth, it's due to how the images are taken and then stitched together. There is just one aircraft in reality. You can see the effects of this by the fact that one of the shadows doesn't have a corresponding aircraft to the right of it, this is because the next section is overlaid on top of where it would be.

Including the latitude and longitude gives the location away slightly FRA.

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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:41 am

Quoting Star_world (Reply 2):
one of the shadows doesn't have a corresponding aircraft to the right of it,

huh?

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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:44 am

I think it's the way the satellite takes photos as it moves along in space. This has happened on multiple occurences. You can see an AirTran 717 several times taking off from MCO.

On a somewhat related note, Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west. My friend showed it to me several months ago but I couldn't find it now if I tried. I don't remember where it was.
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 3):
huh?

You missed a shadow close to the last aircraft you circled on the right of the picture  Wink

I would say it's the same aircraft at different stages after it's takeoff.

Quoting Star_world (Reply 2):

You get it spot on in my opinion.
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 3):
huh?

Make that two in that case - the three highlighted shadows / aircraft images don't correspond with each other, it's the one closer. ie: the center shadow corresponds to the left "aircraft". Look at the buildings and you'll clearly see that the sun isn't low enough for what you highlight to be true.

But it's a pretty academic question, since like I said there's only one of them in the first place!
 
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:50 am

Not on this photo, but sometimes Google Earth doesn't do a good job at overlapping images (satellite imagery on Google Earth isn't taken at the same time, some images are 1994-vintage)
 
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:50 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e....479499&spn=0.007145,0.014462&z=16
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&z=16

That is awesome! And re. the OP, that is definitely the same plane. There have been a couple of other threads about this where it was discussed in detail.
 
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Would this be it

Yes sir. Thanks  Smile
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:09 am

If you imagine the satellite camera moving across the sky, taking overlapping pictures continuously as it moves across the earth's surface, anything that happens to be moving more or less in the same direction at a similar speed will be photographed several times. However, this is only really likely with aircraft around airports, because they are very low (i.e. close to the focal point of the camera lens), and moving relatively slowly. At altitude, aircraft would be moving too fast, and be too far away from the focal point (the earth's surface) to be in focus.

(edit) - And yes, it is Frankfurt - I posted this particular image on A.net a few months ago!  Smile

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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:06 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&z=16

How the hell do you people find this stuff??


Concerning the multiple exposure at FRA, I once saw a similar situation at MCO and DFW. I'm not sure if they're still there.
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:28 am

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 12):
How the hell do you people find this stuff??

http://googlesightseeing.com is pretty good for this sort of stuff...
 
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RE: What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?

Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:21 pm

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 12):
How the hell do you people find this stuff??

Ha, ha, you might well ask! As it happens, I was just having a look at certain airports, such as FRA, when I noticed the LH jumbo taking off. It was prompted by another posting here of a KE 747 on finals for an airport in the US, but I can't recall which one. I don't think it's that unusual for aviation enthusiasts to be googling airports, but that's just my opinion..  crazy 
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