Great Zoom into Boston, MA: Park Plaza Hotel

  • Released Tuesday, January 14, 2003
  • Updated Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:53AM
  • ID: 2672

Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground.
This zoom was created to support a paper given at IEEE Vis 2002.
Video slate image reads "Great Zoom in to Park Plaza Hotel (IEEE Visualization 2002 Conference)Boston, MA".

Video slate image reads "Great Zoom in to Park Plaza Hotel

(IEEE Visualization 2002 Conference)

Boston, MA".


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Landsat-7 (Collected with the ETM+ sensor)
Terra (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

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