Google Maps Captures Drone Landing at Air Force Base

Satellite mapping services, like those run by Google and Bing, have been known to capture everything from grid-like images in China’s desert to the potential training site for SEAL Team 6 to a top-secret U.S. landing strip in Yucca Lake, Nev.

It looks like Google Maps might have caught another drone image from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, but this time it’s showing the UAV in motion.

(Image: Google Maps)

The image found by James Bridle shows a drone landing and even includes the shadow it’s casting on the ground below as well.

(Image: Google Maps)

Buzzfeed pointed out that Bridle has had an interest in U.S. drone use. He maintains the Tumblr site “Dronestagram,” which curates “drones-eye-view” images of areas where drone strikes have occurred based on reports like those from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.


(H/T: Gizmodo)