Tag: aerial photography

Persian rug patterns using Google Maps

Aerial photo images extracted from Google Maps have been pieced together to form images that look like complex Persian rug patterns. http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/04/01/aerial-photographs-that-look-like-intricate-persian-rug-patterns-created-with-google-maps/

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Britain from Above

Britain from Above is a project aimed at conserving photographs dating from 1919 to 1953 that form the Aerofilms collection.  The site is searchable or you can browse using a map of Great Britain. There is also an opportunity to

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Interestingly Shaped Islands

TOTD was recently sent some images taken from the International Space Station, including a view of the island of Juan de Nova off the west coast of Madagascar which looks remarkably like a hat. Here are some more islands with

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Driving simulator

TOTD regularly uses Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Earth and the excellent air photo imagery available via Bing’s bird’s-eye view. This site is perhaps only a driving simulator in the sense that you enter a start and end point

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Britain from the Air

Air photography is a hugely important technique used for a diverse range of applications, from cartography to surveillance. It can be very beautiful too, as shown by this wonderful audio slide show from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11427007 The images come from an exhibition

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California Coastline

TOTD spotted this at No.2 in the Time 50 Best Websites 2009. Photographing the entire coastline of California from a helicopter flying as low as 500 feet sparked some controversy and, like Google’s Street View, it does raise some questions about

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Finding letter forms in remotely sensed images

Between October 2008 and April 2009, Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia, searched Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. This is what he found within the state of Victoria. http://rhettdashwood.com.au/#16575 And here is the A-Z of

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