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Stuff Found On GE, BaseMap or OnX
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Contributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 12-Mar-22
Meat Grinder 12-Mar-22
LINK 12-Mar-22
Meat Grinder 12-Mar-22
LINK 12-Mar-22
wildwilderness 12-Mar-22
[email protected] 12-Mar-22
'Ike' (Phone) 12-Mar-22
grizzly63 12-Mar-22
Jaquomo 13-Mar-22
cnelk 13-Mar-22
Cheesehead Mike 13-Mar-22
Beendare 13-Mar-22
Inshart 13-Mar-22
JohnMC 13-Mar-22
JohnMC 13-Mar-22
Beendare 13-Mar-22
drycreek 13-Mar-22
Jebediah 13-Mar-22
Grey Ghost 13-Mar-22
hoytshooter1 18-Mar-22
12-Mar-22

'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
Found this one the other day scouting a spot…

From: Meat Grinder
12-Mar-22
Wow, what do you think made those weird orange lines?

BTW, judging from the length and angle of the shadows created by those trees, if that plane were really there, it seems it would be almost totally in the shade. Just my two cents.

From: LINK
12-Mar-22
I would say the plane is likely above the trees. ;)

From: Meat Grinder
12-Mar-22
Maybe... What do you make of the end of the left wing? Seems to be in shade or under a tree. I dunno. Just bored I guess.

From: LINK
12-Mar-22
It’s just the angle of the photo. The left engine also looks closer to the fuselage than the right. In reality I’m sure they are nearly equal.

12-Mar-22
Pretty sure the airplane was moving when the satellite took the picture from a thousand miles away :) going to be some distortion for sure. Pretty neat

12-Mar-22

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
A GPS satellite was taking pictures the very day I set up.
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
A GPS satellite was taking pictures the very day I set up.
On March 29 2012, I parked my popup camper and truck while turkey hunting in Nebraska. Little did I realize that Big Brother was watching from above.

12-Mar-22
Lol…

From: grizzly63
12-Mar-22
Pat was just keeping an eye on you!

From: Jaquomo
13-Mar-22
Found my elk camp once on GE. September, aspens were gold, could clearly see my camper, truck, and wall tent. Kind of cool.

From: cnelk
13-Mar-22

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
When I hunted 61 ten years ago, I found a tree that looked like it was cut out for a stand overlooking a pond. Sure enough. I even hunted out of it.

13-Mar-22
This topic made me curious. A quick search for update frequency

“In small, highly populated portions of the continental United States, updates happen as often as every week. For places more isolated, the frequency could be as slow as every couple of months, years, or even longer. Regardless, the bottom line is you cannot find out when your area will get updated in Google Maps, although you can see where Street View will go next”

I guess Google and hundreds of other companies use NASA images

13-Mar-22
I'm guessing that's a low flying airplane captured in the photo. If the plane had crashed in those trees it would likely have significant damage.

BTW, pretty sure GPS satellites do not take photos... At least in the past, GPS was the Department of Defense.

From: Beendare
13-Mar-22
Paul, they must’ve chipped you when you got your Covid vaccination

From: Inshart
13-Mar-22

Inshart's embedded Photo
Inshart's embedded Photo
Inshart's embedded Photo
Wondered what this was, went back a few years and it shows a tree much taller than the rest - assuming it was hit by lightening.
Inshart's embedded Photo
Wondered what this was, went back a few years and it shows a tree much taller than the rest - assuming it was hit by lightening.
Elk

From: JohnMC
13-Mar-22

JohnMC's embedded Photo
JohnMC's embedded Photo
Father in Laws place in Ok either him or neighbor plowing his field.

From: JohnMC
13-Mar-22

JohnMC's embedded Photo
JohnMC's embedded Photo
Father in Laws place in Ok either him or neighbor plowing his field.

From: Beendare
13-Mar-22
Too bad GE doesn’t do a special version for hunters the first week of elk season so we can see what trailheads are slammed.

13-Mar-22
Local government and the IRS already use Nasa images/ Google Earth to show property and building upgrades. States use it for tree clearing and “Wetland” clearing/ draining. I know farmers that have been fined for clearing trees the state declared as wetlands. So they will definitely update the maps more often and release better technology to those entities to collect more taxes and fines

From: drycreek
13-Mar-22
I used to have a picture that showed me mowing on my place. I kept it for awhile, but sold the place then trashed the picture.

From: Jebediah
13-Mar-22
I once had a couple trees come down in my yard, cleaned them up the next day. Google satellite took a picture the day that they were on the ground.

From: Grey Ghost
13-Mar-22
I didn't save copies of the images, but a few years ago Google Earth showed the unsightly clutter that had accumulated around my barn. Shortly afterwards, I rented a large roll-off and spent a week clearing all that junk away. The next time I checked GE it showed my barn minus all the junk.

"… I always feel like somebody's watching me

And I have no privacy (oh, oh)

I always feel like somebody's watching me

Tell me is it just a dream?…"

;-)

Matt

From: hoytshooter1
18-Mar-22

hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
looking for waterholes to antelope hunt. this one looked good to someone

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