According to this dramatic trailer by Canadian company UrtheCast, two HD cameras will be installed on ISS (International Space Station) and be streaming back to Earth in real-time by 2012, giving the rest of us non-astronaut folk the ‘life-changing experience’ of seeing our planet as one object before us.
It’s apparently going to be ‘Google Earth on steroids’, giving us the chance to watch major earth events from space to ‘one meter resolution’ which means that each pixel will represent one meter on the ground (making it difficult to see anything smaller than buildings).
Sounds awesome though. Does this bring us one step closer to a truly live, detailed and complete map of Earth? Oh, and have you ever shown an older relative Google Earth and had to explain it’s not live?