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Satellite images. Answered

Does anybody know where i can get highly detailed satellite images? Higher than google. Google has this thing that you can pay $20 to get better quality, but to me that seems like a rip off. Anyone know any places to get better pictures? Thanks

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. As others have mentioned, if you want higher resolution, aerial photographs are probably the way to go. . Where to get them? I'd try local timber companies, oil exploration companies, surveyors, surveying supply stores, &c. Look through the Yellow Pages. If you can get friendly with someone in the right department, you may be able to get "last year's" pics for free. . Don't know if they supply pics (probably do), but USGS.gov has detailed topos of most parts of the US, if a topo will fit your needs.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. Oh, yeah. Check with local professional photographers. If they took a shot of the desired area, they may sell you an "off-spec" print cheap. If nothing else, they should be able to point you to someone that knows where to get what you want.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. And any company that has to deal with rights-of-way (right-of-ways?) (eg, electric, water, cable, pipeline, &c) will probably have aerial photos. Ask the right person for for an obsolete (to them) print and you may be able to get it for free.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

I need pictures of Iran. I highly doubt that PNM would have them.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. Then DoD might be the place to start.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

yep, they are the utility company for New Mexico DOD didn't have much

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

My cousin wants them for a plot of land in Iran he is going to buy.

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heavy.metal.nguyen
heavy.metal.nguyen

13 years ago

I've never heard of any but I hear google is really good though.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

what wrong with google? they are pretty good ones.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

I need higher quality

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

what do you need high quality images for, anyway?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

I need higher quality for a plot of land my cousin wants to buy in Iran.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Ask around, someone's bound to have an account to google earth/maps they could just give you a copy, besides they're not too bad...

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heavy.metal.nguyen
heavy.metal.nguyen

Reply 13 years ago

I said google was good. At least that's what I heard.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

13 years ago

Try searching google, oddly enough for google hacks etc... not that you would be into that... I know the operable cams are extremley succeptable to run commands through google... perhaps you may find more... but unfortunatley most probably not legal... so probably not a good road to travel... if you get my drift.. ;)

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Pat Sowers
Pat Sowers

Reply 13 years ago

you can get high q photos with it!

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

i love live. you can do birds eye view, too :D

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Pat Sowers
Pat Sowers

Reply 13 years ago

i use it so much!!!!! i love it!!!!!

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

Those images are more recent than google's. My neighbor's fence has been built, and destroyed.

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

You could always build a satellite that'll take pictures....

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

*sarcasm* That would be cheap *sarcsm*

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

in canada, its actually relatively easy to get a small satellite onto a spacecraft.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

for under $20? I don't think so. Do you know the prices?

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

to launch it; nothing. to build it, a lot of money

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

i've heard about this. they claim to be "affordable" satelites; that is, if your definition of affordable is $98,000 USD

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beado4ever
beado4ever

Reply 13 years ago

Define "relatively"? If its that easy then i've found a way to beat the kite mounted camera instructables by LOADS!!!

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

To get better than google (even to get as good as google), you generally have to give up on satellites and go to mere aerial photos take from planes. My understanding is that while people assume that google has satellite photos, a lot of the higher resolution stuff is actually from aerial surveys done by plane.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

How high-resolution do you need? You might try the USGS website. It's not particularly cheap, though.

My dad has some large (about 24"x24") B&W aerial photos of our old house that he used to settle a property dispute with our nutcase neighbors. I'll ask him where he got them.

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littlechef37
littlechef37

13 years ago

It would depend on what u want the image zoomed in on ?

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its a lion
its a lion

13 years ago

Maybe the Chinese government will sell them to you? I honestly have no idea.