Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The many faces of Google Earth: Global scan for human-looking features begins

A new computer program is scanning satellite images from Google Earth looking for faces hidden in the world's landscape.
Google Faces has been developed by German design studio Onformative and uses an algorithm that can highlight land masses and terrains with face-like features. 

The system scans the world, switches to the next zoom level, and starts the scan again taking snapshots and coordinates of the faces it finds.

This face,found by the Google Faces project, looks like a Jedi Knight from the Star Wars films. 

This face was found in the Magadan Oblast region of Russia, in the Far Eastern Federal District of the country. This part of the world is mainly made up of mountainous desert, tundra, and forests.

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