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Some new imagery for the Panama Canal

Posted by AndrewBuck on 2 September 2012 in English (English). Last updated on 3 September 2012.

I was looking through the ISS Imagery and found quite a bit of imagery covering Panama City and the Panama Canal area. This area is almost always cloudy, so the only way to get complete imagery coverage is to combine inputs from many different images taken at different times. All of these images will have clouds over some portion of them, but since the clouds aren’t always in the same place so 2 or 3 sets of imagery covers the area pretty well.

I have put together the first 4 images of one pass by the ISS over the area, there are about 10 more images from that pass that still need to be rectified, as well as 20 or so from other passes to make the cloud free coverage near 100%. Currently between the Bing imagery and the imagery already rectified about 80% of the city is covered. For details on how to load the imagery see the Panama Wiki Page:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Panama

You can see the imagery layer on an online slippy map on the mapwarper site:

http://maps.nypl.org/relief/layers/22

-AndrewBuck

Location: La Cresta, Bella Vista, Distrito Panamá, Panamá, 0823, Panama

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