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Posted by Peter Ceresole on September 30, 2006 at 08:44:45 from user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: GPS posted by Jenny Berki on September 30, 2006 at 00:11:37:

Stories like being able to read a newspaper headline from 100 miles high?

I haven't seen the highest rez images ('Keyhole' product) but have spoken with people who have. Although they took their security clearances seriously, it does seem that they can see the headlines, as blocks of print, and see the separation between the words, but unless they are in quite exceptionally big type they can't actually read the letters. But often, that's enough to decipher the meaning. What they can do is distinguish an officer from an O.R, because of the different head gear, or because of the shoulder pips.

Of course maybe I was misinterpreting their hints and allusions.

As for children's toys in the garden, on Google Earth; I can certainly see the parasol in ours, and I can see that our car is not parked outside, or even particularly near, our house, but then it may have been when we were away on holiday, or even (being in London) on a normal crowded day. 51 27 47.89 N 0 15 47.81 W - our parasol. Sadly, I don't have a flag to cross with it, GA style...

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