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Monday, October 30, 2006

Talking to the Satellites

Thanks to Sally, who pointed me to this "Google satellite art" image found a ways outside city limits of Boise, ID. To give you some idea of the scale of the message, the length of one letter is about the width of the adjacent highway (60-100 ft?). This brings to light a few things - I wonder how often Google's satellite imagery is updated? I figured it was once in a blue moon, but obviously it's more frequent than that. Secondly, I can imagine all sorts of uses for this: huge scale works of art, outlandish marriage proposals, but mostly: advertising! How long do you think before Verizon has a landscape advertisement?


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