Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

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Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:40 am



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Post by Wandering Daisy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 am

I am too old for your lingo! In our day, "bananas" meant bullxxxx. So, what do you really mean?

Obviously it will become a paid only feature; those trial balloons always do that. It is pretty amazing, though. It still says little about the condition of the snow, depth, but it truly is a good starting point for trip planning. The fact that it is weekly is a downfall. During the melt, a week makes a big difference.

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Post by windknot » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:59 am

Super cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by oddtiger » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 am

Wow, that's cool! Thanks!

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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by AlmostThere » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:30 am

It's cool, but it will lure people with false hopes into a soggy adventure... already reminding folks that water is more dangerous than postholing right now...

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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:58 am

AlmostThere wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:30 am
It's cool, but it will lure people with false hopes into a soggy adventure... already reminding folks that water is more dangerous than postholing right now...
You're such a ray of sunshine.
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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by SirBC » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:00 am

That's pretty cool. You can also go directly to the Sentinel site and by clicking on "Effects" you can have it show the date the imagery was captured superimposed over terrain and by clicking on the calendar you can change the view to various dates:

https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel- ... Dates=true
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Post by windknot » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am

SirBC wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:00 am
That's pretty cool. You can also go directly to the Sentinel site and it by clicking on "Effects" you can have it show the date the imagery was captured superimposed over terrain and by click on the calendar you can change the view to various dates:

https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentinel- ... Dates=true
Thanks! I can't be the only one eagerly awaiting the 6/26 update for a few places I'm looking at for the holiday weekend.
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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by cantare » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Weird. I was playing with CalTopo today, stumbled on this, and posted to the snow resources sticky thread wondering why no one had mentioned it. I had no idea it just went live yesterday! I like pinning both the topo and satellite layers so you can use the opacity slider to fade between snow and topo/trails:

https://caltopo.com/map.html?fbclid=IwA ... 0.42&a=mba

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Re: Caltopo Adds Weekly High Res Sat Images

Post by AlmostThere » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:19 pm

c9h13no3 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:58 am
AlmostThere wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:30 am
It's cool, but it will lure people with false hopes into a soggy adventure... already reminding folks that water is more dangerous than postholing right now...
You're such a ray of sunshine.
I'm former SAR, and rescue people on a regular basis while out and about doing other things. Realists clash with rabid optimists frequently.

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