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Ken Arnold

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See the World (View in Weblogs)
Posted: Jun 8, 2005 3:14 PM
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Summary
Google satellite images let you see the world without leaving your computer. Well, North America for now, but more later, I'm sure.
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Okay, this has nothing to do with anything, but it's just cool, OK?

Google sightseeing. Interesting things in their satellite images. A sampling:


Gregg Wonderly

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Re: See the World Posted: Jun 10, 2005 3:02 PM
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This is defininately a fun part of googles newest product. Look at my link to see Fermi National Accelerator Ring outside of Batavia IL. In the top right corner of the map is the Gel-Sert plant where they make the packaged frozen pops.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chicago&ll=41.854219,-88.236094&spn=0.054932,0.087633&t=k&hl=en

Notice out the lab ejection path of the ring is aimed in that
general direction. Maybe this is why the colors of the ice-pops seem to be so bright, even in reduced light :-)

At the top of the ring, just to the right of center is the
lab where all the Quark research has happened.

I used to live in a neighborhood about 5 miles to the south east. Its a great place to go visit and if can get a tour by Dr. Yeh, that will be a real treat!

Gregg Wonderly

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Re: See the World Posted: Jun 10, 2005 3:23 PM
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This one's Chicago O'Hare Airport. There's an airplane touching down on the numbers on 14L and several rolling on the other runways. Can you find a plane in the air?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chicago&ll=41.980734,-87.906075&spn=0.054932,0.087633&t=k&hl=en

Ken Riley

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Re: See the World Posted: Jun 16, 2005 1:55 PM
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Just a little bit north and east of the freighter is an airplane caught in mid-flight. I wonder what 'shutter' speed these satellites use?

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.053755,-119.097590&spn=0.005922,0.007832&t=k&hl=en

Gregg Wonderly

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Re: See the World Posted: Jul 14, 2005 1:01 PM
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Here's another airplane in the air

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.947002,-88.234549&spn=0.0006759,0.008100&t=k&hl=en

It's intesting that the altitude of this one is apparently fairly low given the relative size of the shadow vs the airplane.

It would be on approach to Dupage County Airport, to the south and west of its position, I'd guess.

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