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Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:45 am

First off I didn't know what forum to put this in so I put it here, fell free to move it though.

Well I was browsing Google Maps and then I decided to look for planes on Approach to airports.
Then I came across this really cool shot of a plane an approach to BOS. Really amazing picture (just look at it and notice how the sun goes off the plane and the shadow right there)
BOS&ll=42.348626,-70.984243&spn=0.003313,0.005025&t=k&hl=en" target=_blank>http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=BOS&ll=...43&spn=0.003313,0.005025&t=k&hl=en
Are there any other planes that you can spot one approach to Airports?

Here is another shot of a plane on approach to SAN from before on the forums.


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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:11 pm

Hi jetblue,
check out for Buenos Aires. There is a 737 on very short final at AEP
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:25 pm

Look at Dallas Forth-Worth, if I'm not mistaken you should see airplanes that had just taken off. You'll see their shadows on the ground. PRETTY COOL!!!  Cool
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:36 pm

>> Look at Dallas Forth-Worth, if I'm not mistaken you should see airplanes that had just taken off. You'll see their shadows on the ground. PRETTY COOL!!!

Correct...

Switch to Satelite view and zoom in on the north west end of the airport, there's an aircraft ascending (still within airport property) taking off from runway 13L/36R
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:41 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 3):
Switch to Satelite view and zoom in on the north west end of the airport, there's an aircraft ascending (still within airport property) taking off from runway 13L/36R

Thanx DfwRevolution, I wasn't sure which runway it was.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:54 pm

I pretty sure there's another airport, but you can only see the shadows and not the airplanes.(I don't know why so don't ask). I think its in LAX but you would have to check?
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:01 pm

At Denver Intl, if I remember correctly, you can find 5 planes lined up in a row for 35L.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:11 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 3):
taking off from runway 13L/36R

Thats one strange runway...  boggled 

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:39 pm

Looks like a plane got to experience the arrestor bed at JFK's 4R....pretty cool

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:57 am

Quoting AA 777 (Reply 8):
Looks like a plane got to experience the arrestor bed at JFK's 4R....pretty cool

Yea and the left wing look messed up, looks like something wrong with the photo though.


Thanks for all the replies, I am putting together pictures of the planes landing and taking off, etc.

Also the FL plane taking off at MCO is pretty cool, because it shows up 2 times on the runway and a shadow after the runway ends.

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:10 am

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 5):
you can only see the shadows and not the airplanes.(I don't know why

The urban area photos are made in satellite "passes". Think about a lot of photos, and a mosaic is made of the photos. Sometimes the shadow of a plane shows up on one photo, but the plane would show up on the next frame, especially if it is flying higher. When the satellite takes the photo on the next pass, where the plane was, the plane is not there anymore.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:25 am

"The urban area photos are made in satellite "passes"."

I'm guessing not. I think the satellites have a "pushbroom" camera-- and maybe that means it scans a continuous strip. But I'll bet the next strip would have to be a day or two later, so no reason for a plane's shadow to get shifted.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:12 am

Here is a cool pic of a long contrail near TVC. I am guessing it is a European arrival into ORD. Unfortunately it is low resolution so you can't zoom in on it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.81...45&spn=0.115623,0.155414&t=k&hl=en

Also, most of the images on Google maps are the same ones at http://www.terraserver-usa.com Terraserver also puts the date that the sat pic was taken.
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting Bistro1200 (Reply 12):
Here is a cool pic of a long contrail near TVC. I am guessing it is a European arrival into ORD. Unfortunately it is low resolution so you can't zoom in on it.

Where exactly is it on the map? NW, NE, SW, SE etc...
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:04 am

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 13):
Where exactly is it on the map? NW, NE, SW, SE etc...

It is right in the center on the water. It is closer to the right of the water in the center. Big long white line.

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:36 am

There are three lakes. In which one of them? (I must be blind)  Sad
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:38 am

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 15):
There are three lakes. In which one of them? (I must be blind)

Ya Bryan your blind lol.
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:49 am

Quoting Kempa (Reply 10):
The urban area photos are made in satellite "passes". Think about a lot of photos, and a mosaic is made of the photos. Sometimes the shadow of a plane shows up on one photo, but the plane would show up on the next frame, especially if it is flying higher. When the satellite takes the photo on the next pass, where the plane was, the plane is not there anymore.

Ok thanks for the information.
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:35 pm

These are from Google Earth, but I think they use a common database with GMaps.

What plane is this BTW (United ???) 11.2 miles from a 14R arrival at ORD?

http://www.topflightaustin.com/other/enlarge.jpg

Can anyone give a good estimate of altitude, considering both ground level and "eye" level listed on the shot?

A context shot....

http://www.topflightaustin.com/other/big.jpg
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:25 pm

Quoting Md80fanatic (Reply 18):
http://www.topflightaustin.com/other/enlarge.jpg

Can anyone give a good estimate of altitude, considering both ground level and "eye" level listed on the shot?

Look at this chart: http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0507/00166I14R.PDF

He is probably around 5000 feet.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:50 pm

Yeah, that was about my guess according to the glidepath.

According to the photo, the ground level is at around 700ft and the camera altitude is around 2200ft. I guess the algorithms for apparent camera altitude (inside Google Earth) are not very accurate, unless this aircraft was cruising neighborhoods at 1700ft prior to landing.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:24 am

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 15):
There are three lakes. In which one of them? (I must be blind)

The big one in the middle of the shot.

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:10 am

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Hamilt...84&spn=0.003537,0.004943&t=k&hl=en

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:12 am

Correction: I think it's an AA 757
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:14 am

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 21):
The big one in the middle of the shot.

OK!!!! Now I see it thanks for being patient and helping me.  Wink
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:38 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 3):
Switch to Satelite view and zoom in on the north west end of the airport, there's an aircraft ascending (still within airport property) taking off from runway 13L/36R

There is also rwy 35L/17R
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:51 pm

There appears to be a jet taking off from CDG on R08L.

Now I'm not a sick wierdo, but can someone point out to me the Concorde crash site and the site of the Tu144 crash?
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:06 pm

OMG I didn't know we could see europe now!!!
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:11 pm

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 26):
There appears to be a jet taking off from CDG on R08L

I think its an MD-11. Maybe from Varig.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:28 pm

Yeah, we can see Europe. Manchester Airport is clearly visible too, but the pic was obviously taken before 2004 as there is no Concorde in the AVP.
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:33 pm

Look at Toulouse Blagnac, we can see the Airbus being manufactured and parked. The only ones I can difference is 2 A330 from Gulf air, 1 A330 from Emirates. The rest I can't tell.
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:40 pm

In the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, you can see a plane at 32 degrees 46'01.08" N and 96 degrees 55'43.63" W. (For those of you familiar with the area, the plane is just north of I-30, just west of the Loop 12 interchange)

If I had to guess, I'd say it's a CoEx RJ heading from DAL to IAH. But it could be an AAEagle RJ circling for approach, or a private jet.

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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:23 am

Do you guys know how often are the images get updated? or are they always the same?
 
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RE: Planes On Approach On Google Maps

Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:39 am

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 28):
I think its an MD-11. Maybe from Varig.

Yeah, it could be. But it's not taking off, it's landing. Actually, you can see it's starting to turn off runway 08L.

As you can see, 8R is being used for takeoffs, as there appears to be a 767-300 just off the ground and an Airbus (A300 or A310) lined up for departure.
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