Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Satellite Photo of House Project -Failed, DNR

I was going to post a satellite photo of my house today. I went to Google Maps and after some trial and error due to being out in the country, actually found my house and got it at a 200 feet per inch scale (metric = (extremely roughly) 24 meters per centimeter). Unfortunately, same old hangup, had to do a print screen and by the time I went thru the changes to get it into jpg format, it was too muddy to bother with.

So yes, I am in a bad mood.

3 Comments:

At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Chaits said...

Did you notice that both Kadirabana and the Jewelry Shop are both in an area of the map that has no close up image?

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

Yeah, but I wouldn't read too much into it. Initially, I was trying to show the temple but ran into that low resolution problem so went back down the ridge to my house where it was better. I then went to my home town in North Dakota and it was even lower resolution than the area you were looking in. So I don't think it means a whole lot.

I followed the link to the New Orleans pictures and they were much tighter in, tho a week old. I think someone has to tell the satellite where to focus especially. I was wondering how often they refresh the photo? It would be fun to go make a 50 foot high lettering word out of something white, then check tje image every day and see when it shows up. I will never do tha, but at least when the leaves drop, that would be something to see when the view is refreshed, or after a snow fall.

It will be easier to find this time once I figured out you need to use the hybrid map/image to get close before zooming in. I didn't see a way to save the coordinates or anything and go directly back, maybe there is a way tho.

 
At 5:11 AM, Anonymous Oleh Demchenko said...

Yep, computer software sometimes fails or works not the way we wanted. I used Google Maps to locate Mayapur and it was practically useless - they had no good resolution photos. I just found the place where it supposed to be but no building are visible.

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