Phenomenal resolution of satellite image of United States of America

In Microsoft’s Bing search engine is a phenomenal resolution of satellite image of United States of America. It featured in the press last week – Daily Mail for example – where it was used to show in stunning detail the graveyard of planes in Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson in Arizona.

There a number of options in the Bing’s Map viewer.  You can choose an Aerial View or Bird’s Eve view. The clear views, proves that the sun always shines on the US of A – well almost.

USA in Bing satellite map

If you’re keen to view the aircraft graveyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, and it certainly rewards inspection. Find East Coolidge Street, and you’re looking at ‘celebrity row’ with representatives of the aircraft in storage.

To find out more about the base are and explanations of what you’re seeing, here are a couple of useful sites,

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