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Can our satellites read Cars number plates ?
« on: 26/05/2009 15:29:08 »
Does our satellites can read our Cars number plates ?
Is it true ?
« Last Edit: 26/05/2009 21:52:51 by ukmicky »


 

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Re: Can our satellites read Cars number plates ?
« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2009 19:40:41 »
No, it is not true.  Not only is the resolution of satellites insufficient and subject to the weather i.e. clouds, fog, rain and snow, the vast majority of car number plates are mounted vertically and can only be seen from the side, not from above.
 

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Re: Can our satellites read Cars number plates ?
« Reply #2 on: 26/05/2009 21:23:50 »
Roadside cameras can read vehicle number plates ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/whos_watching_you/8064333.stm
 

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