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MAP PROGRAM and Re: [coldwarcomms] Bunker complex in Oneida NY on Ebay

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  • Ron
    The Co-ords of the bunker are N 43 3 15.55 and W 75 37 15.23. If you use Google Earth, it conveniently is out of focus, with it clearing up a couple of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 9, 2007
      The Co-ords of the 'bunker' are N 43 3 15.55 and W 75 37 15.23. If you use Google Earth, it conveniently is out of focus, with it clearing up a couple of hundred yards to the east. (Like that isn't planned).
      If you use Microsoft Terra server it shows it clearly at 1 meter resolution, taken on May 3rd 1994. You can see the cars in the parking lot. New home construction is just to the west.

      In case you folks are not aware of it, a very handy program for looking at things like this, and say for example, Mount Weather, is USA Photomaps, a 'free' shareware program. Especially for looking at things that are now in what the USGS considers 'Urban' or purple areas on topos. Since USA Photomaps uses MS Terraserver , aka USGS imagery, those former 'cold war' era sub urban areas that are now built up to 'Urban' standards, allow you to view them in 0.25 meter color resolution, versus the standard 1 meter Black and White photos. However, sometimes USGS imagery sometimes just doesn't exist for some 'sensitive' areas. It also allows you to toggle between Topographic map(T) , B&W Photo imagery to 1 meter res (P) and the color Urban imagery at 0.25 meter res (U), by just hitting the keys.
      Very simple program with access to Tiger streets data,and other GIS features, plus GPS support for those 'fishing' expeditions. I've downloaded most of the eastern US to the Mississippi, in both Topo (the really large scale one from DC up to Canada 512 meters per pixel, down to the 4 meter per pixel) and photo, which range from 64 meters per pixel down to 1 meter per pixel. Nice thing is you can tell the program the co ord corners of the block you want to download and just go to bed as it chugs along. I reccomend you use an ethernet connection instead of a wirless connection, just because it is faster, but Mr. Cox has done a lot of revisions over the years and even with a wireless connection it zips right along.

      Take a look. The price is right. http://jdmcox.com/


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