[permaculture] google satellite images

paul wheaton paul at richsoil.com
Thu Jul 30 15:01:45 EDT 2009


You mean "low resolution"?  If so, that's a whole different story.

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM, christopher
nesbitt<christopher.nesbitt at mmrfbz.org> wrote:
> Thank you for that explanation, Paul. I live in a rural area, and it
> is still vague where I am. Up on the border, at Dolores village, the
> detail is so crisp, I can see the building I installed photovoltaic
> panels on for a community phone. I wondered why our area (around San
> Pedro Columbia, Toledo, Belize) was so unformed.
> On Jul 30, 2009, at 11:59 AM, paul wheaton wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> taylorist.com
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