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NYozoner commented about Dover Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

The trick to Earth Explorer is to use images with the best resolution, a scale of 15000-30000 will produce acceptable results. The lower the scale, the higher the resolution. Even at a scale of 60000, a drive-in can be spotted fairly easily with a shape eye that knows where and what to look for.

Another issue is that when you download the photos, they are not “north” corrected automatically. You will need to rotate them with your imaging software so it is oriented north up.

Once the north is corrected, I zoom in to enlarge the drive-in, but not too much that I remove distinguishing features from the surroundings, which are necessary to match up the photo with more modern aerials, so I can obtain an exact current location.

If it wasn’t challenging, it wouldn’t be as fun!

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NYozoner commented about Dover Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

14550 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dover, FL 33527

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is vaguely visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

^ Correction to my sloppy post from earlier today.

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NYozoner commented about Dover Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

@Andy: Sorry about the messed up post above, I must be getting fatigued.

The aerial images are downloaded through <Earth Explorer, a USGS website. It is not as “user friendly” as Google Earth or HistoricAerials.com, but the site offers the capability to download aerial maps for the entire country from the 1940s and up, for virtually any sized community.

The selection of aerials available on Google Earth and HistoricAerials.com is extreamly limiting. If you have the location of the drive-in and know approximate what years it was open (or visible) you should be able to obtain the image you want.

The site is free, there is no cost to download. You will need to become a registered user, again no cost is involved. Just make sure to set the search parameters so that you request “aerial photo single frames” and set the number of searches to at least 100, the default setting is only 10.

Any other questions I can be emailed at:

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NYozoner commented about City Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

U.S. 41 & Winkler Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address in the heading is off by about 1 mile to the south.

Here is a 1958 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Dover Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

/theaters/33419/

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is vaguely visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

<a href=http://flic.kr/p/9cXMxA>Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Suburban Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

U.S. 41 & Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The heading address is off by several blocks to the east.

Here is a 1969 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Bel-Air Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

5157 Reidsville Rd, Walkertown, NC 27051

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a link to a Facebook fan page for the Bel-Air that has over 1,500 members. Walkertown misses their drive-in, which opened in 1955 and was shuttered in 2000.

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NYozoner commented about 90 Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 5:05 am

Lake City Rd & County Road 217, Baldwin, FL 32234

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on the north side of Lake City Rd. The drive-in is vaguely visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

here is a 1977 aerial photo showing the location of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Twinkle Star Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 4:24 am

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 2:05 am

U.S. 93 & Infanger Ln, Salmon, ID 83467

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a USGS topo map which notes the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps.com.

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NYozoner commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 1:19 am

The heading here should be updated to “Also known as Pocatello Drive-In.”

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NYozoner commented about Ohadi Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:57 am

8th St & A St, Plummer, ID 83851

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1975 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Silver Star Drive-In on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:34 am

Yellowstone Ave & Leisure Acres, Osburn, ID 83837

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1977 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Arco Motor Vu Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

3200 U.S. 93, Arco, ID 83213

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth.

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NYozoner commented about 301 Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

2961 U.S. 301, Waldorf, MD 20601

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Super 50 Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Timonium Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Greenspring Dr & Timway Dr, Timonium, MD 21093

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Bowl Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Northwood Dr & Alexander Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Calvert Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Stoakley Rd & Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible using Google Earth historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Pocomoke Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

880 U.S. 13, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible using Google Earth historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Shore Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

11826 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Allegheny Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 6:45 am

Maryland 135 & Crooks Ave, McCoole, MD 21562

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about 235 Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

Maryland 235 & Town Creek Dr, Lexington Park, MD 20653

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1952 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

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NYozoner commented about Crystal Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

1238 National Hwy, La Vale, MD 21502

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is also the address for a Ruby Tuesdays resaurant which occupies a portion of the site in 2011.

The address in the heading was off by approximately 2 miles to the east.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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NYozoner commented about Palmer Drive-In on Jan 23, 2011 at 4:58 am

Martin Luther King Jr Hwy & Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.