Pixel blooming in Google Earth

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Jeff R., Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Jeff R.

    Jeff R. Guest

    I happened upon these two rather impressive blown highlights in Google
    Earth, at:

    150°59'45"E 33°49'5"S

    (and a hundred metres or so north of that) and and just wondering... Is
    this common in Google's sat shots? Anyone seen others?

    Didn't the goddam astronaut check his histogram before posting?

    It actually begs another set of questions...
    My scanner frequently blooms just like those shots if I'm scanning highly
    reflective items, but my digital cameras don't bleed in a linear fashion
    like that - just a big white patch.

    Is Google using a huge flatbed scanner in its satellites?
    Jeff R., Jan 12, 2008
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  2. Jeff R.

    Jeff R. Guest

    Whoops! My bad. I meant:

    150°59'49.49"E 33°49'0.68"S

    Jeff R., Jan 12, 2008
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  3. Jeff R.

    googlegroups Guest

    I think it's more than blown highlights as I can see those around my
    area as well. At first I thought it was a light pole. :) I'd say it's
    some sort of weird artifact of the capture process.

    Here's another strange one:

    googlegroups, Jan 17, 2008
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