Bangkok from the sky


(Photo: DigitalGlobe)

Above: Sukhumvit-Asoke intersection

Bangkok from the sky - August 26, 2004
Nils writes: Back to the already mentioned QuickBird, the highest resolution commercial earth-observation satellite (multispectral bands: 2.4 m, panchromatic band (b/w): 0.6 m) courtesy of DigitalGlobe.
These are samples of an image of Bangkok acquired in November 2002. The original is pansharpened data, i.e. colour and 61 cm resolution.
They show (scales approximate):
BKK_7x10 (170kb) - Overview of eastern central Bangkok (extent 7x10 km), 1:50,000
BKK_Ratchada (371kb) - Ratchadaphisek/Rama 9/Fortune Town (center), the MRTA subway depot, Don Muang Tollway (left), Makkasan and the expressway interchange, RCA (bottom), interchange between Artnarong-Ram Inthra expressway and Chonburi Motorway (right), 1:18,000
BKK_Suk (390kb) - Lumphini Park/Rama 4 (left), expressway to the port, Lake Ratchada/Tobacco Monopoly, New Phetburi Rd/Khlong Saen Saep (top), Sukhumvit + Skytrain tracks (traversing from top left to bottom right), 1:18,000
BKK_port (320kb) - Khlong Toey Port, Phra Pradaeng (bottom), the mouth of Khlong Phrakhanong into the Chao Phraya River (notice the colours!) (right), 1:15,000
BKK_subway (327kb) - Subway depot in Huay Khwang (before completion), with curved access tracks clearly visible, 1:9,000
BKK_Nana (310kb) - Sukhumvit with Ploenchit, Nana and Asoke BTS stations, and All Seasons Place to the left of the expressway (reminds me of Angkor Wat!), 1:4,000
BKK_Asoke (259kb) - Asoke Intersection and Station, with Westin Grande Hotel (top left), Pornphet Center (bottom right), Las Collinas Condominium, Subway Station entrance (bright rectangle) visible at the top, 1:2,000 = full resolution
All these are just JPG screengrabs, not comparable with the real data!
Please note this imagery is copyright DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO... And of course you can order from the company where I work: www.scitek.co.th.
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