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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Best Satellite Imagery website

I'm curious to hover over a piece of ground that adjoins one of the areas we frequently muzz hunt. What is a fairly up to date (not required), yet free (required ) satellite imagery website to use ? Thx much.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: Best Satellite Imagery website

I generally use Acme Mapper for satellite imagery. Bing Maps sometimes has some higher resolution maps as well under their "bird's eye" option. The Bing maps seem to be hit or miss in the bird's eye view but I have never seen higher resolution maps than these.
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Re: Best Satellite Imagery website

I love using the free maps on mytopo.com. Not only do they allow you to view up to date satellite imagery, but also topographical maps of the area of your choosing, which in my opinion, can be every bit as important at satellite images.

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Re: Best Satellite Imagery website

Wiz, I 2nd that about Bing. Also, if you rotate the birds eye view you sometimes get different high res images to see even more features of the land.

Fleroo, check your county courthouse website. They may have a GIS mapping feature. In Cambria County, their GIS site actually has bing satellite overlay and you can see property lines and who the property owners are. Very useful!

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Re: Best Satellite Imagery website

Just found this one...statewide PA...it doesn't seem as high res as Bing, and it looks a lot to me like the images from google maps, but it's still pretty good.

http://maps.psiee.psu.edu/ImageryNavigator/

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Re: Best Satellite Imagery website

Wiz, thanks for the tip on Acme! Quick swiching between topo and satellite and I really like that you can click on a point and immediately see the GPS coordinates.

http://mapper.acme.com/

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best imagery is bing in birdseye view

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http://www.pennpilot.psu.edu/
This one is updated about a year ago, atleast in NE Bradford. Cool thing is you can find your camp or hunt land as it was in arials from 40's 50's 70's. just click on the ERA box, pick a date then open the map. look for the red dot closest to where you want to look and then the fun begins. No road markings so you need to be familiar with the area and zoom in

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They're are more maps on the internet, that the only limitation on public land where you won't go, or where the buddies won't go.

And the internet sure is a lot better than the maps you had to order by mail. Sure good for a lone eagle.
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Wiz, thanks for the tip on Acme! Quick swiching between topo and satellite and I really like that you can click on a point and immediately see the GPS coordinates.

http://mapper.acme.com/
I've been using this for years. the sat,teraine and topo really allow one to switch around for a good view of the area. The map also shows the SFL boundaries!

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