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Did the advent of mapping satellites have any tremendous impacts on the depiction of geography?

Asked by Nullo (22012points) May 27th, 2011

I have a globe in my living room that dates back to the mid-1940s. As I looked at it, I came to ask myself if, once we got eyes into orbit, someone found a gross oversight on the part of the cartographers. Big stuff, like misplaced mountains, ill-drawn coastlines, etc.

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Stinley's avatar

I suppose though that we probably saw everything big that we missed when we started flying. So I wouldn’t have thought that satellites made that much difference

RocketGuy's avatar

Satellites prob. made depictions more accurate. Satellites were used in studies of glaciers:

bea2345's avatar

I was in my twenties when the big blue marble photograph was first published. It was the most incredible experience: to see, for myself, that all those scientists that said the earth was round: they were right!—-by the bye, it is not accidental that the Flat Earth Society is still in business.—

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