Archive for May, 2011
This image below, showing more bald eagles than I have ever seen before (91 by my count), is a Panoramio image that goes with this location in Google Earth.
53.909579° -166.513307° See in Google Earth
Some of your might recognize the harbor from a TV show. Read the rest of this entry »
Famous movie location:
Guess what this is? Lat/lon 41.735523° -121.165586°
Actually, there are three identical areas like it seen when we zoom out:
I’ll give you a hint, it has something to do with the Air Force but these aren’t landing strips.
Here’s a ground photo: Read the rest of this entry »
This image from 2003 was snagged from the Google Earth timeline feature. It shows Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville, CA Lat/Lon: 39.126055° -121.433353°
Many who are in the “spook” business will recognize this silhouette and shadow:
What’s even more interesting is what is parked at Beale’s tarmac, ready to roll today. A fleet of U2’s plus the Global Hawk unmanned live imaging recon plane:
This aerial photo is of the Live Oak Titan 1 missile complex, which has been closed, gutted, and sealed off. You can see the three missile silo doors are closed.
Lat/lon 39.275158° -121.829382°
More info here on the Titan1 at Wikipedia
Here is what it looked like during construction, along with an amzing video touring an actual complex: Read the rest of this entry »
From: The Google Earth imagery team
One of the areas that was already slated for this regular update is Abbottabad, Pakistan, which is of particular interest given yesterday’s news. The imagery of this area that is currently available in Google Earth and Maps is from 2005. Higher resolution imagery taken in May 2010 has been prepared for our next imagery update release. However, given the number of inquiries we have received about this area, and to help users better understand recent events, we’ve published an advanced preview KML of the new imagery for viewing in Google Earth. This imagery will be pushed live in Google Earth and Maps as part of our next periodic imagery update.
In addition, as part of our continued effort to provide up-to-date imagery, we’ve worked with our provider again to obtain even fresher satellite imagery of Abbottabad, Pakistan from this morning local time. We have provided this imagery, which is of lower resolution than the scheduled update, to the media. This imagery will be accessible in the near future through the Historical Imagery feature of Google Earth.
This round of imagery also includes many other interesting sites, a few of which are shown below.
Here’s an image of the Harris County Court House of 1910, located in downtown Houston, Texas. Here you can see the ongoing restoration of the building, returning to glory its halls of justice. It is one of the most important historical buildings in Houston, and is often considered one of the best examples of historic courthouses in Texas.