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Best Satellite Image of 2011

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Correlli, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I know it's real but it looks like a painting. Very cool.
     
  3. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    Yes, my thoughts too. Looks like an abstract painting.
     
  4. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    Whatevs. That's totally shopped.
     
  5. Very cool!
     
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Is that really real?

    -Mike
     
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Thats cuz its been "enhanced".

    If youve flown in an airplane and looked out the window then you know that the colors would not be quite as vibrant.
     
  8. THis is satellite though. There may be some sort of digital enhancement done automatically.
     
  9. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    I can't speak for the enhanced part, but having flown a lot over the years I can't help but see this and say, 'meh.'
     
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Thats what I was saying. The quotes were a recall to the stereotypical "Enhance the image" baloney discussed in another thread.
     
  11. My bad. :oops:
     
  12. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I guess one could assume its been enhanced. Certainly the blues have. But then again, high res photos do bring out the colors. Atmospheric conditions would have to be in your favour too.

    They do use high-resolution 8-band multispectral imagery from their WorldView-2 satellite. Probably a bit better than normal eye sight or digital cameras.

     

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