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Apr 25, 2012, 02:04 PM
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California Condor's Avatar

Google Earth

Here is a comparison of a picture of the park (Sheffield Park) behind my house Of Google Earth's picture and my picture.
I took it with my Nikon 3700 on my Slowstick some years ago.
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Apr 25, 2012, 02:15 PM
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quailbird's Avatar
Can you imagine what kind of camera they must use to take pictures? I'm guessing from a Satellite? Yours is better but theirs is very good also, just higher up!
Apr 25, 2012, 06:27 PM
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how high was your pic taken from?
Apr 25, 2012, 11:24 PM
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I don't remember, most likely 3 or 400 feet.
Apr 26, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I looked at/near some high-rise buildings using Google Earth at max zoom. The apparent height of view is about 40 floors * 10 feet per floor = 400 feet. Of course that a very rough guestimate.
Apr 26, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Google Earth lists the apparent height of the camera with the picture.
Apr 26, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I don't think that would be any indication of how high my picture was taken
Apr 26, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Sparky Paul's Avatar
Match the image sizes.
Apr 26, 2012, 06:48 PM
Just thumbing through...
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Google Earth elevation estimate attempts to show how the view would look to unaided human eyes, from what I have seen. That would work for a 50mm focal length @ 35mm camera equivalent. A wide angle lens appears to be higher than it really is.

Here's a comparison I did, altitude by gps logger.
Last edited by victapilot; Apr 26, 2012 at 07:03 PM.

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