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Old 12-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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A picture of our Airstream from orbit!!??

We have been working in South Texas for the last 7 months and when we got here, I checked maps of the area to get use to our surroundings. When I viewed Google Earth, the images were taken 6 years ago. I just checked Google Earth again today to plan a birdwatching trip with my camera and low and behold...my truck and trailer are in the image.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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Oh dear...that image is from North Korea's ICBM Targeting System...
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Ah, the unrelenting beauty of a South Texas oilfield lease road campsite.
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Cool and scary at the same time ...
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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More than meets the eye...

Believe it or not, I have quite the oasis just a few miles walk from here where I have been getting bird and wildlife pictures from for the past month. I am creating a blog to showcase some of my pictures and will post the address here as soon as I get it started. Here is an example of what I see there:
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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Oh dear...that image is from North Korea's ICBM Targeting System...
After reading your post, shooting stars just won't look the same anymore...
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Cool and scary at the same time ...
I was thinking the same thing
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moparic,
I've had a similar experience before and it does show that "big brother is watching you!" Also, with Goggle maps, it's interesting to go to the street view of your house and see if your vehicle is in the driveway, etc. Bing maps Aeriel view is also interesting and their satellite imagery may be better or worse than Goggle.

Thanks for the thread and the pictures!

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None of this is "satellite" imagery, these photos are from USGS, they are taken by airplanes with onboard GPS. USGS contacts with several aerial companies to obtain these images.
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None of this is "satellite" imagery, these photos are from USGS, they are taken by airplanes with onboard GPS. USGS contacts with several aerial companies to obtain these images.
All satellites, no planes, I'm afraid.

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If you read the link you provided, it says that the positions are updated via satellite, that is correct, GPS locations are updated continuously, the imagery is not.
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A picture of our Airstream from orbit!!??

The photos of where I live must have been taken about four months ago. They caught us will all of the cars and Airstreams strewn about the property . . . . .

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