14 January 2009

El Prado en Google Earth

Google's effort to digitize everything on the planet has taken another leap forward. Somehow they got into the great art museum, the Prado, in Madrid. They captured the highest possible resolution images of the paintings and have put the Prado online in Google Earth.

When you follow the link, be sure to watch the video (seriously), it will make you appreciate what it takes to generate these high quality images. The detail is unbelievable. And, I can take my time to study the images, unlike when I visited the real Prado with two small boys.

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