25.04.2012

Live video-feed of planet earth

Planet Earth image courtesy of NASA

Just imagine beeing able to watch a realtime-feed of any zone of the earth you want to... at any time you want to... and beeing able to zoom/record it? You could witness any move or situation in the world just as it happens...

Sounds crazy? Well, there is a new company called URTHECAST trying to achieve exactly that: live video-feed of the earth via HD-Cams posted in space on satelites. With Google-Earth you can view static images of the planet and do a bit of tourism and research, which is great! But... doing the same with live  video-feed would be amazing!

This video below is a short presentation of the project:



I am not sure how flexible this system will be in terms of optical perspective or moving around as you please... but the idea of beeing able to watch an event from outer-space live kind of thrills me :-)

Let´s see how far they get with this project!

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