[permaculture] google satellite images
christopher.nesbitt at mmrfbz.org
Sat Aug 1 17:22:43 EDT 2009
That would explain the high resolution on the border. I kind of
doubted sleepy little San Pedro Columbia was strategically important.
Thanks for the information!
On Aug 1, 2009, at 11:50 AM, sean forde wrote:
> The images that you see in Google maps/earth are obtained from various
> sources. Broadly speaking, most of the imagery either came from
> or from cameras mounted on airplanes.
> The satellite images are low resolution (low level of detail), but
> cover the
> entire earth. The aerial images are high resolution, but only cover
> portions of the earth where observations airplanes were paid to fly.
> are some US government programs (specifcally NAIP) that charter
> for just this purpose every few years, in order to make aerial
> of agricultural land available. Google pays for this imagery, and
> makes it
> available in Google Earth. It also purchases aerial imagery from other
> However, there are still some places for which there are no aerial
> No government (fed,state, or local) has in interest in shelling out
> bucks to
> photo. Many rural and wild places fall into this category, "below the
> radar". In addition, sometimes the datasets get screwed up, and
> leave holes.
> It is unlikely that you land has been purposely "redacted" from
> Google Earth
> due to government edict. It is much more likely that it has just been
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