Google Earth Gigapxl photo viewing

This is what the internet was designed for. I’m speechless at this, you read it right that is a 1000 megapixel image. Or put another way you would need a video wall of 10,000 television screens to capture as much information as that contained in a single exposure (!?).

Load up Google Earth 4.3 and in the sidebar find Layers then drilldown through ‘Gallery’ and turn on ‘Gigapxl Photos’.

Now look for a mountain icon with binoculars and click to bring up the dialogue. Finally, click ‘Fly into this ultra high-resolution photo’. Now you can move and zoom all the way into the photo using normal Google Earth controls. Truly astonishing level of detail.

More techncal details can be found here.


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