For the past week or so satellite photographs of the Obama Inauguration have been floating around the Internet. I was waffling over posting them, but figured I should go ahead and join in with the mob mentality. They are actually amazing photos, even if no artistry was really involved in their creation. Perhaps a little bit of artistry went into the merging of several photos to create the long photo, but otherwise it was all GeoEye-1 at work. But, with a president campaigning on the promotion of science, it seems fitting to have NASA help capture the moment.
There is a growing trend with Google Maps and other map-plications where people are collaborating by taking photos and posting them all to one site, creating maps of their hometowns, and collectively the world.
The one big fear people have – they’ll be caught picking their nose.