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Da Bloodhound
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Satellite Imagery Reply with quote

Just a question to all: Other than Google Earth what site provides extremely detailed satellite imagery to us free of charge?
I ran across a cool site a week or so ago by accident but didn't bookmark it and don't remember an address - don't ya hate when that happens?
Thanks!
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies if you've already tried, but...

If don't clear your browser history you may be able to find it there... I did the same thing for another site and found it that way [I can't take credit for remembering, a coworker reminded me of it].
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is google maps it works great on most hand held palm and blackjack devices. if you have the new blackjack 2 you can use the onboard GPS and it will track just as any other gps but with your sat image. kind of fun.

I use it on my Treo 750 it works great. I use it all of the time for the local street maping. I think it will work with other cell phones that are internet capible.
check it out and let us know.
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ask maps used to have the best imagery, but when I checked them out last time I couldn't find the option. not sure if they removed it for good, or what?
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I hate to admit it, Microsoft has some decent maps at live.com, with various views and such.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
As much as I hate to admit it, Microsoft has some decent maps at live.com, with various views and such.


You can admit it. Bill Gates didn't become the richest man on earth by making ALL bad software.
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just most, right? Laughing I suppose if you throw enough money at any project something good eventually *has* to come out Cool
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
Just most, right? Laughing I suppose if you throw enough money at any project something good eventually *has* to come out Cool


I know I dragged this off topic, sorry. But indirectly, Bill Gates pays my salary since I am a .NET developer. I guess I am biased. OpenSource IS cool but sometimes overrated. Different thread some other day.

Back on topic.. I have not used the live.com too much. But I do know that the original MapPoint software licensing was/is terribly expensive.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love maps.live.com for their "birds eye view" as it rocks Google Maps hard.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
I love maps.live.com for their "birds eye view" as it rocks Google Maps hard.


Even better than street view on google maps? Confused
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@merk--

Its probably more beneficial to most than street view, primarily because its looking at a 45 degree tangent to the ground, giving it a 3d, non-rendered look to the structures. They're just different animals and they serve different purposes.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I can understand that
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ghost640
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get two neat kinds of imagery off MN DNR's Data Deli

The Farm Services Adminstration has rectified true color images from 2003-2004, about 1 m resolution. I used some FSA photos in Big White Arrow, Little Black Box

They also allow you to dowload Digital Ortho Quarter Quads (DOQQs), black and white images, sub meter accuracy.

These are both air photo products, but have much better resolution than satellite imagery (at least the satellies WE have access to...)
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