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I was fiddling with Google Maps and chanced upon this high-res image of the Delhi International Airport Palam AFS. Pretty neat. You can see the runway numbers really clearly..10 and 28, the second runway is 09 and 27 and an aircraft taking off (or landing) from (on) 28, another taxiing towards the same. You can also see the aerodrome and lots of planes. Neat. We need high-res shots of Bangalore and fast :) A zoomed out shot is available here.

Screenshots have been removed since they're in violation of Google Local - Terms and Conditions.

Managed to watch The Italian Job on Saturday and loved every bit of it. Neat, slick, fast, cool movie. And it had Charlize Theron. :D

Happy Indpendence Day!

Update, 29 Sept : That shot is apparently the Palam Air Base according to this article on The Register. Explains the blue hangars as well. Now I'm confused.

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appaji
Aug. 15th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
> And it had Charlize Theron. :D

She is awesome :-) Saw Sweet November?
fox2mike
Aug. 15th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. Awesome doesn't come close to describing her. Really. ;)

:D

aivalli
Aug. 15th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
WTF does clicking on the map take me to hell !

And *NO* removing the dual "http://"s does not help ! X(

-nerdy
fox2mike
Aug. 15th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
Umm, I removed the dual http:// and the link works as it should...
tsk1979
Aug. 15th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
Th delhi hi rez map is more than two years old. How do i know.... well dhaula kuan flyover is still under construction, so is the safdarjung one, and our apartment in noida is still an empty plot :D
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
Oh yeah...and achitnis was saying that the Delhi Airport shot is around 20 years old....
tsk1979
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
No ways, that time dhaula kuan was not even under planning. If you see the shots you will see the side arms are yet to be metalled, ie the construction is in final phases.
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Oh Cool. Could you reply with the link here so I can pass it on to him and win the argument? :D
tsk1979
Aug. 16th, 2005 08:30 am (UTC)
Hmm link, you mean i need to take a screenshot from earth.google.com and post it...? Well all you need to do is trace the ring road from yamuna. you will see that the DND flyway is also present, so the map cannot be more than 5 years old
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
Nah, don't do that, since it might be a ToS violation.
premkudva
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
I too loved that movie. Theron rocks. Did you check out the making of section too. Man I loved the way they make that armoured truck drop down into the tunnel.

Thanks for that Delhi airport image. I never thought parts of India were included in such detail. Last time I checked it wasn't.
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
She sure does :D and no, I'll try to catch the making section sometime.

Seems that's an old image. And yes, very few parts of India (as of now I guess only Delhi/Noida) are in great detail.
vyshnavi
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
The Italian Job is one of my favourite action flicks. I hope the sequel matches up to the original...looking forward to it.

My dad argues with me that it is such a good movie coz it's a remake of a really old movie :D
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Oh, didn't know there was a sequel being made. Cool :D
vyshnavi
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
Some Mexican Job or Brazillian Job... I forgot what exactly...
fox2mike
Aug. 16th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
Brazilian, I just checked :)
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