Re: Transit of the sun by ISS from SoCal, Nevada, etc.

From: Skywise (skywise711@earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Apr 20 2002 - 14:49:46 EDT

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    Tom Wagner wrote:
    > 
    > Hey Brian,
    > 
    > Is it possible to tell me where you got a map like that and what you did to
    > put the line on it? Like how did you know that the two places that you chose
    > on the map were exactly in the right positions? I may have more questions.
    > 
    > Thanks!
    > 
    > Tom
    > Iowa
    <Snipola>
    
    I used maps generated online at the US Census Bureau web page at:
    http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl/
    
    This site allows you to put in precise decimal coordinates and to
    place a marker on the map.
    
    I then used an image editing programs' screen capture function to
    copy the series of images as I panned from one location to the other
    and manually stitched them together. Since on the two end locations
    I selected to have a marker placed at the two coordinates it was
    then a simple matter to just draw a line between the two dots.
    
    It's a bit of work but for that kind of detail online for free....
    
    In anycase, I just came in from watching and failed to see anything.
    
    Could be many reasons why, most likely I may be too far off the
    centerline.
    
    Brian
    
    
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