Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fun On Friday #99: The View From Above

Contrary to popular belief, the Great Wall of China is not the only man made object visible from space. Various Internet sources claim that you can barely see the Great Wall of China from low orbit. Some objects, however, are clearly visible in the satellite images from Google Maps and thanks to Jesse Vig at the GeoGreeting site, you can use buildings, lakes and other features to send a message:

Even better, the site gives you a link that you can send to people so they see an animation of your message being formed along with details of what and where the letters are.

Literacy across learning? Geography, Art and Design with a bit of ICT thrown in for good measure ...or just good fun?

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