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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cross Check

2018 May 01 Wizz Air Low pass in capital city Budapest air show above Danube - Maria Bruscha
I've seen similar photos of airliners flying into Taipei, so I wanted to see if I could find this place on Google Maps.

3D view of Budapest
I did. It wasn't too hard. The S-curve shows up very well in the map. When you zoom in on a Google 3D view, Google doesn't just enlarge the image, it moves your viewpoint closer. To get the same perspective as the photo at top, you would have to zoom way out and then the resulting cropped image would be much smaller:
Same view, different viewpoint

Makes me wonder how much storage space Google has in their server farms. Also wonder how long it will be before airliner flight tracking programs start to offer a 3D portrayal of the airplane over a real-time, 3D background. Don't know what possible use that would be, but we seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on stuff that has no real purpose, kind of like this post.

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