Onteora Scout Reservation:
|May 2, 1997 was
a quiet day at Onteora. The camp was closed, and the grounds silent. Far,
far overhead, though, a satellite passed by and photographed the area in
amazing detail. While images such as this are commonplace today due to tools
like Google Earth, in 1997 this was pretty amazing stuff. It also captured
Onteora just before it re-opened in 1998.
To capture all of Onteora in one photo, I downloaded fifteen scans from Microsoft's Terraserver site, then manually stitched them together into one large view of the property. I then added captions to describe major points of interest. I was really surprised to see that structures as small as a Program Shelter could clearly be seen, or that some of the trails and roads could be easily spotted.
There are two versions of the photo of Onteora available. Click on either of these descriptions to download:
There is also an aerial view of the Alder Lake property:
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