Monday, December 21, 2015

An Oblique View of Colorado

The Atlantic has created a marvelous oblique satellite view map of Denver and the Colorado Rockies. The map is only possible because of a rare satellite image captured by WorldView-3.

DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite is equipped with a high resolution sensor. The sensor is capable of capturing the usual straight down satellite images of the Earth but can also capture high resolution oblique views of Earth. The Atlantic has taken one such oblique satellite view of Colorado and used it to create a Leaflet map.

The map allows you to zoom-in on details in this beautiful view of Colorado. The Atlantic article accompanying the map points out where you can look in the image to find Denver, Crested Butte and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It is a shame that the Atlantic didn't use the Leaflet Hash plug-in with the map. This would have allowed the map's users to link and share some of their favorite finds in this WorldView-3 oblique view of Colorado.

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