Maybe someone can shed some light on this - I was checking out the satellite images on google maps of Dublin Airport earlier today and there is not a single plane visible anywhere on the tarmac. The long term carparks are sparse enough with cars so I am assuming the images were captured during a covid lockdown, but where are all the planes gone?
Someone asks this question every few months :)
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That doesn't answer anything haha
They didn't answer.
Whoops, that'll teach me to read what I link to :)
As I recall the reasoning behind this is that Google has developed some magic that automatically removes moving objects from satellite imagery. My guess is that they compare multiple photos of the same angle taken at different days and go with the most common appearance.
It’s something I dislike. If I’m looking at an airport, I want to have a look at what planes are there.
But all the other moving objects are there. Like the airport cars and baggage tugs and carts.
Its the Langoliers. They ate everything in the past, including the planes and the map is whats left behind.
Zoom down a bit further and you'll a desolate M50 as well. Google removes vehicles from images, I assume multiple images are stacked together resulting in the loss of moving objects.
Also, Google Maps doesn't seem to show the new north runway but Apple Maps has been showing it for months (as has Flight Radar)...
If you look at the ground markings you can see gaps.
Look the right side of red box, the aircraft markers on the yellow line and missing 316 marker.