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Old 10-09-2015, 11:39   #1
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Your boat from space - Google Maps

As I was poking around on Google Maps today I thought I would check to see if my boat was shown in the marina I kept it at this past winter and spring.

Lo and behold there it was. It'd be fun to see how many others can find their boat from space. Please post your pictures if you do.



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Old 10-09-2015, 11:48   #2
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You sent me looking avb3. I guess we were out cruising during the last round of Google satellite imaging. Our boat is absent from the two docks it could have been caught at. Ah well...
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Boat's under the blue tarp just next to the star.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:59   #4
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Google has a street view kind of thing that allows you to "drive" down your street, well if I do that on the street I live on, I see myself driving the other way, really sort of weird, I don't remember seeing that car with all the cameras on it.
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Cat Lady at home port:
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Last I had checked, it wasn't, but it certainly appears to be me now (Solar on the stern rail kinda gives me away). Need some higher resolution now!
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Re: Your boat from space - Google Maps

Alas I move around a bit. For the marina I used as a home port, I was never there when google took a photo.
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These photos are not from space.
Google is licensing orthophotos (aerial shots for cartography) from providers (= public agencies in general).
In case these are not available - case of remote islands for example- they go back to NOAA or SPOT for satellite takes.
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I love this picture because it reminds me how much I don't miss our old pen.
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Re: Your boat from space - Google Maps

... if you use Google Earth it allows you to scroll back in time through the various shots taken and you might find another date when the boat was on the slip.

Seems Google Maps is using the latest 'Google Earth picture'.

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As I was poking around on Google Maps today I thought I would check to see if my boat was shown in the marina I kept it at this past winter and spring.

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Mar Marina? Walked that dock yesterday looking for a slip, no room unfortunately. I'll be a a few doors up the river at Anclote Harbors more than likely.
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Mar Marina? Walked that dock yesterday looking for a slip, no room unfortunately. I'll be a a few doors up the river at Anclote Harbors more than likely.
You guessed correctly. Pretty hard to miss that big Lazzara yacht of the owners isn't it?

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Re: Your boat from space - Google Maps

Anyone who has watched Catmorron's (aka Kevin's) videos.. This is how he did the intro. He took a google earth pic with his boat in it, then used photoshop to remove everything but the boat. Then he would use photoshop again to drop that little pic on a google earth picture of his current location... Genius!
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These photos are not from space.
Google is licensing orthophotos (aerial shots for cartography) from providers (= public agencies in general).
In case these are not available - case of remote islands for example- they go back to NOAA or SPOT for satellite takes.
If you check the copyright notices, you will see that the photos were taken by Digital Globe. Digital Globe is a digital imaging company that takes high resolution images via satellite. I know, cause my sweet works there. They also provide mapping and high resolution images for the government. Sorry...but we just got old and come from an Era when this stuff was science fiction. Fiction caught up with reality.

Sweety says their best resolution is .3 meters but these photos are .5 meters
James Bond would be so impressed!
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