Great Zoom into New Orleans, LA: The Louisiana Superdome (with Spin)
Released on February 3, 2002
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.
A seamless zoom, starting with a spin of Earth, then moving from space to the ground, using data from Terra-MODIS, Landsat-ETM+, and IKONOS, and ending at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This version has been sped up by a factor of ten.
Data Used: IKONOS
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