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Low Cost Panoramic Views From 112,000 feet 43

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-exactly-what-i-wanted-to-do-this-weekend dept.
IgorC writes "Some engineering students at Texas A&M University have just received data gathered from a low cost 6 Mpixels digital camera (a Canon PowerShot S3 IS). Via NASA balloon, the camera flew up some 36 kms for 18 hours while storing more than 1600 images. The group writes: ' We are in our preliminary result discovery phase and patched up some of these frames together to produce several panoramic views from that altitude (the camera was looking down). They are viewable on the GeoCam blog. We intend on porting that information on Google Maps and Google Earth. For those of you who are undergrads and want to do something better, the folks at HASP-LSU will have a call for participants next year in their announcement page.'"
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Low Cost Panoramic Views From 112,000 feet

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  • low cost eh? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 30, 2006 @04:31AM (#16256665)
    low cost 6 Mpixels digital camera (a Canon PowerShot S3 IS). Via NASA balloon, the camera flew up some 36 kms

    Wow! A low cost solution! So... how much did that balloon cost, and how many man-hours went into that launch?
  • Re:kms ? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Threni (635302) on Saturday September 30, 2006 @05:17AM (#16256791)
    The link doesn't work, either. I know this site is free, but would the few seconds it would take someone to `peer review` submissions really hurt? What's the argument against it?

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