Monday, 23 February 2009


This panorama photo of Obama's inauguration may not look like much but it is a remarkable example of Google Earth's photographic technology!

I am not sure if you need to have Google Earth downloaded into your computer to make this work but try this: double click on the link

You should see this photo at full screen. The control for the picture is in the upper left. Press the + sign to zoom in, or the arrows to move right, left, up or down. If the picture looks fuzzy give it a second to clarify.

You will see that you can focus in on faces - nearly half a mile away! For fun, focus on Obama (centre stage) and then look behind him. You can clearly see all the dramatis personae!

The technology is truly amazing- and it's un-classified! Imagine what our spy agencies can see with classified technology!!!

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