[aprssig] Aerial or Satellite Photos/Map for APRS Use

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Dec 16 14:53:37 EST 2007

Rich Garcia wrote:

>Does anyone know of a source of RECENT Aerial/Satellite photos that could be
>used as a map ? I believe that Xastir has a way to convert photos to a map
>if you can calibrate the photo to known points.
>I just recently moved to a 30 acre property in South Carolina. Before summer
>comes (ATV and Yard work)I was thinking of installing a small tracker on the
>ATV and Tractor. The property is very wooded and "rough" so once you go
>beyond one or 2 acres you can't see anything from the home.
>I have searched for the past several months on the internet for images that
>I can use for APRS but also for personal use since this was dense woods and
>we have done a lot of commercial logging here. I would like to purchase an
>older photo and another one taken after October of this year to see the
>impact. If anyone has any leads I would appreicate it. My last choice is to
>set out markers on all four corners I guess then hire a local crop duster to
>take me up with a camera, I can then apply the lat/long to the 4 markers and
>hopefully import it into Xaster or UIView32.
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>aprssig at lists.tapr.org
What about a screen dump of Google Earth. You can get the coordinates of 
each corner from GE. The corners of my 25 acres, the dams, the house and 
sheds are all clearly visible.

Ray vk2tv

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