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Heads Up Australia, Google Wants Your Picture

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posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 11:40 PM
Google will be doing a fly-over of Sydney to capture hi-res images of the city.

Here's a chance to make a spectacle of yourself in front of the whole world on Australia Day.

On Friday, an aircraft hired by Google will be doing a series of low-level swoops over parts of Sydney, photographing the ground and waters below.

The three-seater plane, decked out in Google livery, will have special permission to fly at an altitude of 600m.

Providing the photographs turn out to be good enough quality, the images will be integrated into Google Maps, the free online mapping service used by millions of people around the world.

Usually, people aren't aware when they are caught in aerial photographs that later end up being used in Google Maps. This time however Google actually wants Sydneysiders to do whatever they can to make themselves visible.

The company is encouraging people to wear something distinctive, hold up a sign (face-up), draw in the sand, or even arrange themselves into a "fun formation".

The pictures will be the best that Google has ever put out on the web.
If you want to sunbath in the nude that day, be aware, or be bold, the world will see everything.

You can see the resolution difference in this image.
The current image is on the right, the new resolution is on the left.

I hope other cities get these images added to Google Earth.


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