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15 de Diciembre 2006

Interesting Satellite Visualizations for Google Earth

Satellite visualizations in Google EarthOne of the Google Earth Community (GEC) members called 'pseabury' (Paul Seabury) has published a number of KMZ files containing visualizations for a number of satellite types (Iridium, amateur radio, Globalstar, disaster monitoring, military, geodetic, geostationary, and more). Each collection shows the satellites, their footprints and cones, their subsatellite points, and their orbital data in the info balloon. They look really cool in Google Earth (as seen in the screenshot). Check out the one for the Iridium satellites for example. Or, try the GPS satellites which are in orbits 12,600 miles above the Earth. You can find all the different KMZ files for different types of satellites as separate posts in this thread. The first post contains a zip file with a program for running the satellite updater he wrote (read more details in another post in the thread). Paul also did the Tropical Data network link useful during hurricane season which I first wrote about over a year ago.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 15 de Diciembre 2006 a las 12:14 AM

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    The dynamic data layer models by Paul Seabury are "outragous"!!!!

    This model concept within GE would really serve great from NASA, in place of their java driven tracking system located at http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/jtrack/3d/jtrack3d.html

    Thank you so much for pointing this post out


    Enviado por: jpwade at 15 de Diciembre 2006 a las 02:45 AM

    There is another good satellite visualisation here:


    I think I somewhat prefer this - it's all in one network link rather than several, and while a bit less accurate with altitude, is a bit easier to navigate.

    Enviado por: Mike Hearn at 16 de Diciembre 2006 a las 10:04 PM

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