November 10, 2004

sim san francisco

Relevant Historian Alex Pang points to this amazingly nice NASA earth observatory image of San Francisco (collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS bird on 8/28/2004). It took me a moment to figure out why this picture seemed so familiar...the perspective view, the sharp relief, the level of detail, the conspicuous landmark buildings...where had I seen it before?

Figure 1. San Francisco, CA

Figure 2. Sim City, USA

Looking at the satellite image, I keep waiting for the buildings to animate and Godzilla to come crashing down Market St.

Posted by Gene at November 10, 2004 01:01 PM | TrackBack


Glad you liked our IKONOS satellite image of San Fran. It was taken from 423 miles in space as our satellite moved from north to south along the western seaboard. We can do this over any place in the world. Enjoy the view


Posted by: Mark Brender at November 15, 2004 07:48 AM
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