Posts Tagged ‘air photo’

Driving simulator

March 11, 2011

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 and it navigates between the two. What’s more interesting, however, is the fact that it displays all four map/photo views on the same page and updates them simultaneously.


September 11, 2009

If you enjoy the work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who specialises in photographing landscapes from hot air balloons and helicopters, then you’ll also appreciate this film. TOTD also likes the rotating globe on the home page, from which you can select photographic images to view.

Finding letter forms in remotely sensed images

August 12, 2009

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.

And here is the A-Z of the British Isles.

TOTD wonders whether the same can be done for the county of Hampshire. If you do spot any good candidates using the satellite view in Google Maps or, if you prefer, the aerial view in Bing Maps, then do let us know.