[permaculture] google satellite images

paul wheaton paul at richsoil.com
Thu Jul 30 13:59:57 EDT 2009


So ... this is weird .... my geeky life crossing with my permaculture life ...

I worked on the ground systems for the spacecraft that takes those pics.

The thing is that the satellite comes within picture range of an area
about once every 2.5 days (that's an average - it's a lot more
complicated than that).  And lots of times there are clouds!  And lots
of times, there is more demand for pictures of populated areas so
while the satellite is flying over your farm, it might tilt itself a
bit to take pictures of a city off to the left instead.  The result is
that pictures of rural land aren't taken that often.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Keith D Johnson<keithdj at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Part of the problem with this idea is that google has not updated the views for many parts of the world and thus the images are often too old to show the latest changes to various sites.
>
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>>From: Taylor Arneson <taylorist at gmail.com>
>>Sent: Jul 23, 2009 2:58 PM
>>To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>>Subject: Re: [permaculture] permaculture Digest, Vol 78, Issue 24
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>>Anyone out there know of, or how to easily make, a Google earth tour of
>>large scale pc sites all over the world that show key line designs, large
>>swales, ponds, food forests, etc. Someone who has GPS coordinates or
>>addresses of many large sites (geoff lawton, darren doherty etc) could throw
>>this together in a half hour with all the info handy. This could be a very
>>useful tool for teachers and students alike. It can be made into a you tube
>>video, music video, shown interactivley and as a guide for people who
>>actually want to travel to these places, I know it may be an invasion of
>>privacy for some but there must be a few folks with large sites that can be
>>seen well on google earth that want to share the work they have done with
>>others. Just a thought. Taylor
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