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Google and Gigabyte Photos

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 6, 2007
13 years ago2,833 views

Over at Uclue, we have a question about Google that has us stumped. Maybe someone reading this forum has some clues. Here's what our customer asked:

"At one of its webcast Mountain View events, Google showed a 1-gigabyte photo (of a temple or villa in Italy). You zoom in all the way and lo and behold, you can make out the veins on the wing of a fly, something like that. 1. What was this photo? Is there a smaller version online that I may see? 2. Was there a specific reason why Google showed this photo? i.e. where did it fit in to the flow of whatever Google was saying?"

Anyone have any ideas?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I suppose they might be talking about the "Gigapxl" photos as part of Google Earth. You can add the Google Earth layer Primary Database -> Featured Content -> Gigapxl Photos to see them. Not that that answers the full question...

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