View Full Version : Portsmouth, UK and surrounding area discussion

04-10-2006, 02:43 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile6392/Portsmouth,-UK-and-surrounding-area.htm>Portsmouth, UK and surrounding area</a></b><br><br>This is the area of the UK where I originally hail from, and we all want the places we know to be in very high-res. Unfortunately this is one of the areas of Google Earth with particularly low-res imagery.<br />
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This overlay still isn't at a particularly high resolution, but it is an improvement over the default imagery. The photo has been taken from theEarth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. <a href="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/default.htm">http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/default.htm</a><br />
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Clicking the placemarker in the file will display the mission details for when the photograph was taken.<br />
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I've performed some basic improvements to the image, and will try and clean it up more when I have more time. The alignment is pretty good around the coastal areas and Portsmouth itself following a 1 degree sheer to the image, it is slightly off towards the north and the Portsdown Hill area, probably because of the elevated terrain in this area.<br />
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Somewhat torn whether this should go in Overlays or Giant Overlays, but since it covers a fairly large area I've gone for the Giant Overlays category.<br />
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Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. <br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/427451port.jpg>

04-10-2006, 02:50 PM
This isn't better than the deafault picture :confused:
Don't forget the Portsmouth Football Club's stadium is in high resolution, and isn't on yours :p

Anywhoo, good that you made it! At least it blends in both sides of the harbour :cool: