Top 10 satellite images
March 2, 2004 9:10 PM   Subscribe

If you're on a fast connection, make sure to visit the "View Full-Size Image" links. Wow.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:22 PM on March 2, 2004

Wow. It makes me wonder how much the latest (i.e., classified) satellites can see.

Couldn't find any climbers on El Capitan. I figured they would be visible, but maybe not. Or maybe mid-October isn't El Capitan season...
posted by whatnotever at 10:14 PM on March 2, 2004

Awesome, but whoever coined the term "zoomify" needs to be slapped.
posted by mrbula at 10:52 PM on March 2, 2004

This site was posted two weeks ago by armoured-ant, but I think the top 10 is new.
posted by eddydamascene at 11:28 PM on March 2, 2004

Well, the gallery I posted has all of the top ten in it, so...

I've been double posted for the first time! And by a hardcore Fite, too. I am teh woot, etc.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:17 AM on March 3, 2004

I missed the first thread. This is awesome. When I noticed how close one could zoom it became even cooler. Like Crash said, the full sizes are awesome too! Nice post. cheers.
posted by terrapin at 3:40 AM on March 3, 2004

Also, congrats to the site developers for allowing fast zoom and pan WITHOUT reloading the page each time like other map-style sites.
posted by jsonic at 6:09 AM on March 3, 2004

Thanks eddydamascene, I thought there was a glitch in the metafiltrix.
posted by shoepal at 7:07 AM on March 3, 2004

posted by whoshotwho at 8:52 AM on March 3, 2004

whatnotever: Ikonos is 1m resolution. The KH-11 -- the previous generation military satellite is about 10cm. The current generation is unknown outside of classified circles, but it might not be much better than the KH-11, because the images that have to be downlinked are enormous even at that resolution.
posted by cameldrv at 2:46 AM on March 4, 2004

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