I have been playing with GEpro's paths, polygons, etc., I'll talk limitations on those tools in another thread. First, I need help matching my GEpro view to various aerial photos. My current fun project is Boca Chica, TX. The satellite imagery there is woefully dated, 12/9/17. Here's a recent flyover video. I'll pause the video and then attempt to match it in GEpro.
It's difficult to find the correct 3D coordinates of the airplane where the image was photographed. Once I have the rough location, I choose an object in GEpro and drag it, while switching to the window with the photo, until the object doesn't move when I switch between the GEpro window and the YouTube window. Then I rotate the world around the location of the object; approach/retreat to/from the object until other objects fall into place. Next would be to zoom in/out.
Where's the "zoom" tool. What people often call "zoom" is in fact "approach/retreat" to or from the selected geographic point (the cursor' 3D location in the world). I want to adjust the effective focal length of my "eye" without moving it. This would be helpful when attempting to match the view from another source. eg. I can locate my GEpro "eye" approximately at the location of Nerdlecam [25° 59.741'N 97° 10.004'W] or Sentinelcam [25° 59.551'N 97° 10.597'W], along the road from Highbay to Launchpad. But those cameras are often zoomed in tight, filling only a small rectangle of the GEpro view.
Is there a way to adjust "eye altitude" vertically while not looking vertically, without switching in and out of look-down ?
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT