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NASA World Wind

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NASA World Wind

NASA World Wind

See the world through the eyes on an America satellite.

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World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara.


http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

Its a heavy 180Mb download + 23Mb for .NET framework.

Chilly
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Denzil
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NASA World Wind

This is cool! My colleague could pick out the house he lived in whilst in San Francisco! The data outside the USA is much lower resolution, as you might expect.

If you can stomach the big download it is worth the effort, and its free!

Cool Cool Cool
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Data in the UK is becoming high res now.

http://users.plus.net/QL:1EDBF6D4

Google are now providing what sat imagry they have available. The link above is of Southport.

Google use free or low cost sources for data, using every which way they can to get hold of it, without paying the normal people.

Unfortunatly, it looks like much of the photo imagry is goign to be limited to club running out of local airfields.

The US imagry is far from complete either. I understand they may have only as such data as we do, per sqyare mile.
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NASA World Wind

WoW the Google maps from Philip's link above for Northampton are so detailed you can see cars on the roads.

Chilly
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I can actually see my car !! parked outside the house :shock:
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as can i shame it isn't real time then i could spy on my neighbours!!!
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NASA World Wind

Then put a webcam on the back of your house.

http://www.chillypenguin.org/webcam/

Chilly
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Wow, they're really working hard.

(When it refreshed, there was no change!)

Love both of the world ones though, it'll be better once they have got round to photo'ing the rest of the world.

(The centre of the world - Leeds Wink)
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Those google maps aren't bad are they:-

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=fairford&ll=51.686736,-1.772661&spn=0.004913,0.007359&t=k&hl=en

Look carefully and the hardstanding in the middle of the pic has a U2 parked on it Wink

Wonder if they intended to show Fairford in all its gloryHuh
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Equally good for JFK Airport! - (Bigger planes too)
niagra falls looks fairly specatacular!
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There are some fantastic sights to be seen on Google maps.

You might be interested in http://www.googlesightseeing.com/

But I have found plenty that isn't listed there. Including but not limited to

Area51
Danger, Radiation
Freaky shap 1
Freaky shape 2
Freaky shape 3
We found you dave
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OK - Here's another one for you - The boys and girls at google have a moon map!

Zoom right in and check out the actual moon landing sites - you may also find it quite educational - theres a few things I didn't know about the moon.... Wink
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Then put a webcam on the back of your house.
Chilly

Flippin heck, looks like they're building a prison.
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No they are modern housing units :shock: , or was your reference to the steel spike fencing that is a hang over from the factory that was behind.

The prisons are a few miles in the other direction.

Chilly
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Those google maps aren't bad are they:-

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=fairford&ll=51.686736,-1.772661&spn=0.004913,0.007359&t=k&hl=en

Look carefully and the hardstanding in the middle of the pic has a U2 parked on it Wink

Wonder if they intended to show Fairford in all its gloryHuh



thats where my mate works, well, a little bit up from the U2 anyways