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|THERE ARE DOZENS of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA, curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in use, though their history is obscure.|
This file contains Targets aligned along 20 miles close to Ed...
|Aerial photo of the "Marpi" area, at the north end of Saipan island near the end of World War II. Note the extensive building of roads, military housing, and other buildings during the U.S. occupation of Saipan after the battle. Fighter airstrip is shown in the photo.||03/21/2007||816|
|This photo shows the place where now the Millenium Dome stands. |
'Image from Cities Revealed® aerial photography, © The GeoInformation Group, 2001'
|Aerial reconnaissance photo of Nagasaki, Japan, taken on Aug. 5, 1945. Military and industrial target areas are outlined and numbered (legend at lower left corner of photo)||10/09/2007||1,002|
|The following ships can be identify on the photo: |
Two Amagi-Katsuragi class carrier, one Ise class battleship and one Aoba class heavy cruiser.
|Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska (USA), circa 1943.|
Original caption: "A train of bombs drops from United States Army Air forces plane on territory in the Aleutians held by the Japanese. Our fighting forces harass the enemy at this important outpost daily."
|Aerial photo by member of 3 Squadron at about 10.40 a.m. April 21, 1918.|
This photo was taken by either Lieuts. Simpson and Banks or Garrett and Barrow just prior to being attacked by von Richthofen and Weiss.
|Aerial reconnaissance photo of the Cussy-Authie-Franqueville area (Northwest of Caen), Calvados France, July 6th 1944.||12/18/2008||1,054|
|Aerial photo of the "Micro Beach" area of Saipan, at the end of World War II. This is the area which is now incorporated as The American Memorial Park. Note the many buildings within the current park boundaries, and in the surrounding Garapan area; the "inner cove" and "outer cove" marinas at Smiling Cove, and the busy harbor area including "Baker Dock" s...||03/21/2007||800|
|Nice shot of a Cessna in flight near the Modesto City-County airport in Modesto, California.|
Why is it so much larger than much bigger aircraft? Was it made from an aerial photo? Does Google Earth use both aerial and satellite images?
|This file can take a while, until the picture appears.||02/22/2007||695|
|A composite of aerial photographs found of Lady Elliot Island. (A small coral island found of the coast of south-east Queensland, the southern-most island of the great barrier reef)||08/13/2008||822|