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The Urthecast cameras are now installed on the international space station. Soon you will be able to control them and download the pictures from your home internet connection. They will allow you to pick specific places and have a timelapse of them made by collecting new images of that place on each orbital pass. Of course, you can download full motion video, or take your ipad out in the back yard and watch yourself waving to yourself as it goes by.

http://www.urthecast.com/firstlight?utm ... -411416753

Now all those guys who paid to have their homes removed form google earth are S.O.L. Sorry Dick Cheny. I wonder what is so important to hide on Cay Sal. The entire Cay Sal bank has been blurred out of google earth from the start, even though I can clearly see houses and cars in Cuba or other Bahamian islands. To ask for permission to go there, you have to go all the way to Bimini, and they then say no. The American navy patrols the Cay Sal bank. If they catch you there, they take your boat and don't give it back, ever. They then take you to Nassau Bahamas to stand trial in bahamian courts. American navy handing Americans over for prosecution in bahamian courts. Did I say they never give your boat back? Must be something pretty secret. The new Normans Cay if you get what i mean. Can't wait to see.


Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:27 am
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Thanks for posting that!

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Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:17 pm
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Yeah, should be fun. I suspect that things you are not supposed to see will be covered somehow, but who knows. These guys are selling trust, truth and integrity. Google on the other hand...

Dick Cheny's house is erased from the google earth image, as are over a dozen other homes. I'm curious why the entire Cay Sal bank has been blurred out. Other sensitive places are covered with fake imagery. For example, the triangular tower located at

37 degrees 14 minutes 46.78 seconds north
115 degrees 49 minutes 24.28 seconds west

is not a physical object on the ground. It has been added to the image digitally to cover whatever is actually on the ground there. It blends in a lot better now. Previous versions of it were more obviously fake. The fake tower is relatively new. I saw it about two years ago when it was much finer pixels than the image it is embedded in.

Who else has locations removed from google earth? Where are they? We can make a list and then look when they turn us loose with the new cameras.


Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:40 am
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I'd never heard of Cay Sal till you mentioned it.

How do you enter coordinates into google earth to check out the tower you mention?

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:21 pm
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Nobody has heard of Cay Sal Bank, even though it is the second largest atoll on the planet and exists just 60 miles from the United States. A well guarded secret heavily patrolled by the US navy and coast guard. You definitely don't want to be caught there. Lucky ones have their boat confiscated and spend time in Fox Hill jail in Nassau. (worse than anything in a movie. You eat days old conch and drink slimy water in tropical heat with a dozen or more other guys in a tiny cell) For those who actually see whats on Cay Sal, they have a legend about mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda triangle. There is always a little truth behind great legends.

Google earth doesn't seem to accept coordinates for some places. I find my way back to the tower by watching the numbers at the bottom of the image. They change as I move the cursor over the image. Start by looking at Nevada. Move the cursor until you get about the right numbers, then zoom in. Repeat several times and you'll see area 51, then the triangular tower. Those coordinates should put you right on the tower by the time you've zoomed in all the way.


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Tried that location a few times and every time I end up behind some mountains well north of Las Vegas in the rough vicinity of Bald Mountain - nothing to see here but dirt and sand.

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Are you sure it was the coordinates? Maybe you didn't zoom in enough? I just went there and found the tower. I hope this doesn't get me in trouble, I posted the image on Flickr here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencelo ... 745399735/

The coordinates are at the bottom of the image.


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Thanks, what a strange thing to add if it's not real - why place something there that stands out so much?

My google maps reads different to yours - the locations are in the top left and read something like: -27.470555, 152.915929 (just a random spot near where I live).

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Lots of possibilities there. Pity it does not got a bit further south/north in latitudes, would be some huge potential bonuses to be able to record some Antarctic locations long term.

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Post Re: Remote control cameras on the ISS (you control it)
sciencelookers wrote:
The Urthecast cameras are now installed on the international space station. Soon you will be able to control them and download the pictures from your home internet connection. They will allow you to pick specific places and have a timelapse of them made by collecting new images of that place on each orbital pass. Of course, you can download full motion video, or take your ipad out in the back yard and watch yourself waving to yourself as it goes by.

http://www.urthecast.com/firstlight?utm ... -411416753

Now all those guys who paid to have their homes removed form google earth are S.O.L. Sorry Dick Cheny. I wonder what is so important to hide on Cay Sal. The entire Cay Sal bank has been blurred out of google earth from the start, even though I can clearly see houses and cars in Cuba or other Bahamian islands. To ask for permission to go there, you have to go all the way to Bimini, and they then say no. The American navy patrols the Cay Sal bank. If they catch you there, they take your boat and don't give it back, ever. They then take you to Nassau Bahamas to stand trial in bahamian courts. American navy handing Americans over for prosecution in bahamian courts. Did I say they never give your boat back? Must be something pretty secret. The new Normans Cay if you get what i mean. Can't wait to see.


you may have preempted them sl by the time the cameras are operational it probably wont go to where you want to point it perhaps either that or the dudes in black suits will turn up on your doorstep :o . i wonder how long the wait list is ?


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Post Re: Remote control cameras on the ISS (you control it)
Funny thread. I didn't expect the topic of forbidden places would eclipse the other artistic and research potential of the all seeing eye. Guess I am guilty of throwing gasoline on the fire a few times. Kind of surprised men in black didn't get me for ratting out the tower. Its their own fault. We have dozens of people on this forum who could fake an image better than that. Its a lot better than the original that was there last year though.


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Post Re: Remote control cameras on the ISS (you control it)
two thoughts come to mind either we make our own little competition :-) or maybe we could score their efforts that may spur them on :lol:


Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:27 am
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Now that you mention it, we could have a 1 to 10 scale for scoring "the lamest fake places on Google Earth". It would give notice to whoever is hiding these things that they need to do a better job of it or hire someone from Timescapes to do their image enhancements. Would also create a list of places to scrutinize in spare time.


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