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

Doug Ferrell kd4moj at kd4moj.org
Mon Dec 17 14:29:39 EST 2007

On Sun, 16 Dec 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.

  Rich check with your local gov. GIS group (too bad you don't live in
Florida anymore!). Our GIS-Intralocal group  contracts with DOT to provide
aerial photos... they are doing 1ft resolution about every 1.5-2 years
now. We had a 6in. resolution flyover about 6 months ago locally.



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