The Gigapixel Project

OK, so you’re impressed with your new digital camera that has 5, maybe even 10, megapixel resolution. Try a really high-resolution camera! Maybe 1,250 MPs? That’s about a “gigapixel” — what they use on this site to get truly high-res shots, and they hope to get to 4,000 MP resolution soon. But the technology is only interesting for awhile; what they do with it is even more impressive: “The Project’s near-term goal is to compile a coast-to-coast Portrait of America; photographing her cities, parks and monuments in exquisite detail. A longer term goal is to create for future generations a world-wide archive of vanishing cultural and archaeological sites.” Awesome, but probably not all that useful for those of you still suffering from dial-up connections….

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