Picture: Loacting aircraft position above Newfoundland

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  1. slop macrumors newbie

    slop

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    Hi,

    last September my girlfriend and I flew from Paris to New York and I shot a picture above Newfoundland out of the window. The seat was on the left, so the view direction is appr. south-east

    See it here:
    http://www.bilderhosting.info/images/image154528.jpg

    I would like to mark this picture exactly in iPhoto :D So I draw a line from Paris to JFK and tried to locate this piece of landscape using google earth, but I didn't find this area. Can someone else help me please? It's a nice brainteaser :eek:
    I know, it's actually not that urgent, but... ;)

    greetings from Europe,
    slop

    PS: Maybe this picture of the route, taken a few minutes before, is helpful:
    http://www.bilderhosting.info/images/image154533.jpg
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  3. slop thread starter macrumors newbie

    slop

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    give-up

    Similar, but it doesn't fit exactly. The coast line at the photo is more fragmented. And I think St. Pierre is too far in the south, according to the route shown on board monitor.

    After two hours scaling, moving and throwing google earth, I give up now. (My first thouhgt was, it is somewhere west from Horse Islands). It's not so easy and even a airline pilot will have problems with this exercise ;)
     
  4. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    This should be the place:

    [​IMG]

    It's about 80 km SE of Boston.
     
  5. slop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are my HERO! :):)

    N 41° 40.000 W 070°31.500

    And it's not Newfoundland, which we have passed this time already (did I sleep :confused:)
    I have to rename my photo.

    We see a part of Massachusetts and in the background Martha’s Vineyard!

    How did you find this point?!?
    I'm impressed. In MacRumors you will get help for any problem!
     
  6. slop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, that's fun :D
    I've got a second picture, this time truly from Newfoundland. This time I located the spot (Hermitage Bay) myself. It was not easy, because g.earth's image quality of this area is bad.

    Original:
    [​IMG]

    Google Earth:
    [​IMG]

    Thanks again, Berlepsch! Now all of my pics are well located
     
  7. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    OK, that's pretty impressive.... getting both images tagged. But, with all due respect.... I think you have way too much time on your hands! :D :D

    I can only imagine what you had look for to get that 2nd match... :)
     
  8. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    Gern geschehen!

    Actually, it wasn't so difficult after I rotated the map in the direction you were looking from the plane. First I followed the plane's path over Newfoundland. As it was obvious that there was no matching beach line anywhere, I looked towards the south. The canal that is cutting off the peninsula was very helpful, too.
     
  9. slop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    75 Minutes.
    And - yes... today I had too much time. Alas, this was an exeption and it's foul weather today ;)
     
  10. zioxide macrumors 603

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    yup.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Cod_Canal ;)

    since i'm extremely bored and from that area, i decided to label your pic :)

    [​IMG] (click for bigger)
    from the angle that pic is taken, it seems that you were right around boston when you took it. also, just out of frame at the dead center of the bottom of the pic is Plymouth, MA.. the place where the pilgrims first landed in 1620 :)
     
  11. slop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :D
    If i take another aerial images while my next vacation, I will remember you.
     

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