Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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Something very strange on Google Earth with Brussels airport there is not a single plane at Brussels Airport!!!!
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I am guessing that Google is using a special algorytm to remove all aircraft from their application.

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But on other airports the aircraft's are there like an normal day?!
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Probably just the way the photos were stitched, and a bit of luck/coincidence.
More often than not, photos from multiple passes are used for adjacent images. If things work out just right, this could be the result you’ll get.
I don’t really see the benefit of actively removing aircraft from the images, but you never know.
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lumumba wrote: 26 Aug 2019, 23:14 Something very strange on Google Earth with Brussels airport there is not a single plane at Brussels Airport!!!!
Take the most recent picture (Button with the watch and the green arrow) and you see a lot of planes!

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If ever a discussion was worthy of the "Trivia" classification, it must surely be this one.

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Google is American. In the most recent pictures, they clean up every airport where a number of B737Max are parked.... :lol:

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:) :) :)

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Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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Stij wrote: 27 Aug 2019, 11:00
lumumba wrote: 26 Aug 2019, 23:14 Something very strange on Google Earth with Brussels airport there is not a single plane at Brussels Airport!!!!
Take the most recent picture (Button with the watch and the green arrow) and you see a lot of planes!

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I look on my mobile I don't think I have this option?
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lumumba wrote: 27 Aug 2019, 16:18 I look on my mobile I don't think I have this option?
I don't know, I only use it on my desktop...

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KriVa wrote: 27 Aug 2019, 09:03I don’t really see the benefit of actively removing aircraft from the images, but you never know.
Well somebody @Google had a lot of fun removing all those aircraft :-) :-)
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You only need to average a few img and everything is gone
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Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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But why only at Brussels airport?
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Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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The mid-flight plane can be seen on Google Maps by switching to satellite view and going to 50°51'34.4″N 0°39'12.3″W. Alternatively, you can easily visit this link, or just check out the embed down below

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Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

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lumumba wrote: 28 Aug 2019, 09:25 But why only at Brussels airport?
1. Google is experimenting with an algorithm to remove moving objects from Google Maps (don't ask me why they think it is a good idea)
2. It isn't perfect and it shows even at BRU, it is inaccurate to state there are no aircraft at all, though none at the gates indeed (check the GA and maintenance aprons);
3. It isn't just BRU; I don't know how they select the airports affected by the algorithm (maybe has to do with when the satellite view is updated), but go look at ATL or JFK - they are *never* as deserted as they look on Google Maps.

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