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Title: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: coover on September 15, 2019, 11:23:12 AM
Had a look at Fraport on google earth after landing there in FSX. I wanted to start checking if I needed to update my EDDF AFCAD or scenery. On Google Earth image dated May 6, 2018 (Imagery date 5/6/2018) there are only a handful of aircraft! Older images show just about every gate filled. Did something happen that stopped EDDF being used on that day?
Title: Re: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: Er!k on September 15, 2019, 11:47:03 AM
Saw that at other airports as well. I think they edited the airport and manually removed the aircraft from the image?
Title: Re: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: KampfHase on September 15, 2019, 11:56:44 AM
Look at SFO. Not a single aircraft at the terminal on the satellite image!
Title: Re: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: rke on September 15, 2019, 01:37:19 PM
I've seen it discussed over at A.net a little while ago, and concensus appears to be that it's an algoritm that is applied to remove non-buildings (ie. cars and in this case, airplanes) to get the cleanest possible imagery. The main purpose of Google Earth imagery is (as I understand it) to create accurate maps, so removing clutter is a big bonus.
Title: Re: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: Er!k on September 15, 2019, 07:15:24 PM
Too bad all the sources to find information about where airlines park is disappearing… First Wikipedia (yes, I know…) and now Google Earth as well. I now try to find info either via YouTube flight review movies or the airport web site, but it is getting harder and harder.
Title: Re: What was going on at EDDF?-Google earth
Post by: Dave YVRATC on September 15, 2019, 07:32:52 PM
 What I've resorted to doing is using FR24 to watch departures and arrivals as at many airports there is ADS-B coverage on the ground so you can see exactly what spots they use.