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Thomas01
02-12-2004, 09:36 AM
I'm a pensioner so not able to afford lots of lolly, but I want to do a little research project where I need good photographs of Christchurch from the air. I know these are available at a price! And I seem to remember being told some years ago that they were also available on the Internet for free.
Can anybody tell me where?

metla
02-12-2004, 09:42 AM
like these? (http://www.zl2umf.wallace.net.nz/default.asp?Region=AERAL&Country=NZAER&Location=CHAER)

theotherone
02-12-2004, 10:33 AM
That's very cool Metla.
resolution could be better but I could just about make out our car parked on the road outside.
must put on FAVS

Susan B
02-12-2004, 11:00 AM
Gee they are cool Metla, though they're a few years old now and a bit out of date. Aerial views fascinate me - I always sit with my nose glued to the window when flying. :p :D

Thomas: this photo (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=10923) might interest you as well. It is way better than a similar one that used to be my desktop pic.

Biffs out current desktop pic to replace with new satellite photo... mmm, nice. :-)

Growly
02-12-2004, 11:58 AM
metla, you sure get around don't you?

PaulD
02-12-2004, 12:22 PM
probably travels by google

personthingy
02-12-2004, 12:48 PM
I couldnt see my car on that photo......
oops i dont have one!
:p
Chris

godfather
02-12-2004, 01:08 PM
I have just used some "special software" similar to that used on CSI, and I can see my neighbour was sunbathing topless by the pool that day.

Impressive! (the result, not the neighbour)

(sorry, I cannot share the software according to Grissom)

E|im
02-12-2004, 01:25 PM
> Thomas: this photo might interest you as well. It is way better than a similar one that used to be my desktop pic.

I spy a crop circle!

Graham L
02-12-2004, 05:04 PM
I love the green colour of Lake Ellesmere. Forsyth is a very dark green. What have people been putting in them?

Growly
02-12-2004, 06:35 PM
> I have just used some "special software" similar to
> that used on CSI, and I can see my neighbour was
> sunbathing topless by the pool that day.
>
> Impressive! (the result, not the neighbour)
>
> (sorry, I cannot share the software according to
> Grissom)


Must... get... copy....

godfather
02-12-2004, 06:38 PM
> I love the green colour of Lake Ellesmere. Forsyth is
> a very dark green. What have people been putting in
> them?


Isn't that in Rod Donalds electorate area?

Thomas
02-12-2004, 07:16 PM
>Isn't that in Rod Donalds electorate area?

This site is now tainted with use of that name,green git that he is.

Let the %^$# freeze in the dark.

Thomas
02-12-2004, 07:18 PM
Sorry Susan,got carried away there.

Thanks for that pic,it is indeed a good view.

godfather
02-12-2004, 07:33 PM
> This site is now tainted with use of that name,green
> git that he is.
>
> Let the %^$# freeze in the dark.


Don't hold back old chap.

Tell us how you really feel?

Thomas
02-12-2004, 07:42 PM
:D,brings out the best in me that fellow.

Bring back encounter groups I say;)

kevinL
02-12-2004, 08:23 PM
Hi thomas01

You might like to try this web site. Just zoom into the area you want to see. Make sure you turn on the aerial photo layer.

http://www.ecan.govt.nz/EcanGIS/ecanpro/viewer.htm

Cheers

Thomas01
02-12-2004, 09:27 PM
Golly I never expected to get so much interest. Thanks to all who replied. It is going to take me some time to see everything. kevinL - I didn't find any way of turning the aerial photo layer on. The boxes were just greyed out.
I noted Thomas replied - Hi there. I am Thomas01 - no relation.

Mike
02-12-2004, 09:35 PM
Ring your city council, explain your situation, and they might be able to sort something out for you (if not free, then they might offer something reasonably priced).

If you were after pictures of Tauranga I might have been able to help :D

Mike.

Mike
02-12-2004, 09:43 PM
Interesting. Metla's link also offered Tga - you can see my house near the top right of image 35 on http://www.zl2umf.wallace.net.nz/default.asp?offset=4&region=AERAL&country=NZAER&location=TAUAE]this page[/url]. If these photos were georeferenced and you had a program that can browse georeferenced images, you could pinpoint it exactly using the coordinates in my location ;) :p

Mike.

george12
02-12-2004, 09:49 PM
... which are conveniently located in the 'from' field of your profile :p

Mike
02-12-2004, 09:52 PM
> ... which are conveniently located in the 'from'
> field of your profile :p

Of course :) I wouldn't want to make it too difficult :D

Mike.

theotherone
02-12-2004, 09:56 PM
Hi thomas01,Just zoom in several timesz on the map and eventually the photo layers become available.
I was hoping to see who it was who backed into my car today, but no such luck. Couldn't even see the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theotherone
02-12-2004, 10:02 PM
Hey mike,
Always wondered where you were, the wife and 6 kids and I will be arriving Chrissie Eve for a few weeks holiday on the Riviera of the East Coast.
Cheers, make sure you have plenty of Lion Red cold.

Thomas
02-12-2004, 10:08 PM
>I noted Thomas replied - Hi there. I am Thomas01 - no relation.

I thought all Thomas's were related,just goes to show;)

Mike
02-12-2004, 10:17 PM
> Always wondered where you were

Wonder no more... enter the coordinates in my "From:" field on http://www.mapquest.com/maps/latlong.adp]this site[/url] and click "Get Map" :) Just remember that we're south latitude, so include a - sign before the first latitude degree. Okay so it doesn't allow too much accuracy, but I guess that's safer for me ;)

:D

Mike.

Growly
02-12-2004, 10:26 PM
I might just pop in to, methinks.

Thomas
02-12-2004, 10:49 PM
I think we should all pop in for Christmas,make mine Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1999.;)

theotherone
02-12-2004, 10:51 PM
Well it looks a bit wet on the first, But on the decimal map Villefranch looks like apleasant place to visit but I will save that until July or August

theotherone
02-12-2004, 10:56 PM
and if I use the decimal coordinates with the negative sign it looks like you are on Kerguelen Island (SP?) probably intime for Israeli Nuclear tests if I am lucky.

theotherone
02-12-2004, 10:57 PM
Ahhhh! Thomas,
I think we have something in common. If only the budget ran to St Emelion on a regular basis