Friday, April 05, 2013


All images are screen captures from Google Maps.


Baydog said...

From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death,
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath.
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies,
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies.

Pandabonium said...

George Bush said, "Weapons of mass destruction!"

Tillerman said...

I did think of using these photos for a "Where am I?" quiz but I thought it would be way too easy for my very smart readers. But you are still welcome to show off your knowledge by telling me what and where these pictures are of.

Dan said...

I think the center picture is along the Jersey shore post Sandy.

Tillerman said...

No, actually not. Those things are meant to be there and they are actually on Cape Cod.

Litoralis said...

I found the first two, but the third one is more difficult.

Tillerman said...

The first one is of seals on Monomoy Island on Cape Cod. I never knew the colony was so huge.

The second one is of an oyster farm on the Brewster Flats on the north side of Cape Cod. The tide goes out for miles there and last summer we discovered an oyster farm while walking on the beach at low tide. It might well be this one.

The third could be almost anywhere but is actually part of the mooring field in the harbor at Bristol RI. I was sailing there this morning and there are considerably fewer boats moored there right now.

Litoralis said...

I thought it might be Bristol harbor, but I missed it when I looked on Google Maps because there were no boats in the satellite photo:,-71.280155&spn=0.027728,0.06021&hnear=Bristol,+Rhode+Island&gl=us&t=h&z=15

There were boats in the aerial photo that appears at higher zoom levels though:,-71.28523&spn=0.004901,0.007526&hnear=Bristol,+Rhode+Island&gl=us&t=h&z=18

Tillerman said...

Correct. That seems to be a pretty common feature of Google Maps these days. The higher zoom level images seem to be taken on different days from the lower resolution ones. As you zoom in there is often a discontinuity and new features show up that weren't there at all before.

Are the higher zoom levels actually taken from planes rather than satellites? Or just different satellites?

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