January 19, 2009

The Terra Server

It's probably been ten years since I last checked out the aerial photography on Microsoft's Terra Server. “Terra” is a play on words–terra as in “earth”, and tera- as in “terabyte,” a unit of measurement which was a really big deal in 1998.

The Terra Server fares better than Google Earth for most rural areas. The images are eery like Area 51 and seem more distant and magical when rendered in satellite charcoal.

Indiana, Michigan, Ohio:


Public domain photos courtesy of the United States Geological Survey.

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Blogger Margaret Anne said...

Econ...those are balls

January 29, 2009 at 4:53 PM 

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