Talk:Aerial photos of Katrina's aftermath available

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DigitalGlobe (provider of Google's Satellite imagery) is also providing high-resolution satellite imagery to members of the press (I s'pose that means us). Attribution is required if photos are used. --Mrmiscellanious 03:17, 8 September 2005 (UTC)


So why isnt there any pics used in the article? NOAA's images are in the public domain. --Static 08:35, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

  • Also... these images are of New Orleans following Katrina... not of Katrina itself. I think the article should be moved

I added a pic, and the title appears to be good. I thik both of the above points have been dealt with. -- Phyzome is Tim McCormack 12:08, September 8, 2005 (UTC)

That pic doesn't appear to show any evidence of destruction. Are we sure it covers the flooded area ? Perhaps another pic would be better. StuRat 15:15, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Huh? I see lots of water. Aside from the interstate and the train station (?) on the left of the picture everything is flooded. --Deprifry 15:36, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
I think you are seeing shadows. It looks like the sky was overcast except for one streak of sunlight. I don't see anything underwater or any buildings demolished. If something was underwater, due to the filth in the water, it would be completely hidden. Let me go look for a better pic. StuRat 15:44, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, but this is clearly water. You see buildings and trees partially submerged, you can see cars floating around. There is also extensive roof damage visible on many of the buildings. Although I agree that an image taken during sunshine would probably make it clearer. --Deprifry 16:09, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
I found a better pic at:

It shows the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain (pic is rotated so shore appears on right side). The area right by the shore seems to be higher and survived, while the area further inland is badly flooded. Unforunately, I have a dial-up connection, so me uploading a pic this size to Wiki commons is not going to work. Could somebody with DSL or better please give it a shot ? StuRat 16:31, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
I could do that. Could you just tell me what part of New Orleans, if it's NO, or what city it portrays so I can include a proper caption? --Deprifry 16:38, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
It's New Orleans, on the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain. I will look for more detail on the part of NO now. StuRat 17:04, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
It's the Spanish Fort area of New Orleans, on the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain. Here is a roadmap of the area:

StuRat 17:22, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
The image is up here --Deprifry 17:34, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
Ok, thanks, I added it to the article. Unfortunately, you named the image Spanish Fork, not Fort, is there any way to correct it ? I looked at the original image again, and after zooming all the way in I can see the water, at least in the sunny areas. StuRat 18:18, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
D'oh!. I probably had this story in mind when I named the file. Unfortunately, I think there is no way to rename images. I've changed the image description on the commons to make people aware of that mistake, I hope that helps to avoid confusion --Deprifry 18:52, September 8, 2005 (UTC)
Yea, that's where I heard it before !
I think there is a way:
  1. Create a copy under the correct name.
  2. Change all links to reference the new name.
  3. Mark the old image for deletion.
Do you want to do this, or shall I ? StuRat 22:58, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Oh, I hadn't thought about that. I've done just this. --Deprifry 05:18, September 9, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks ! StuRat 11:18, 9 September 2005 (UTC)