New York Times: With Flyovers, a Solar Map of New York

May 9, 2010 | News Media, Slide Show

While most residents were sleeping, a twin-engine Shrike Commander flew serial missions over the city recently, cruising low like Superman and back and forth like a lawn mower. Equipped with a laser system, the plane collected highly precise images of the city, its rooftops, trees, wetlands and much of what lies in between. View Slide Show, Read Full Story