January 20, 2009

Hail to the Chief, from space


“For those about to Barack… We salute you!”


  • The GeoEye-1 satellite took a high-res photo of the inaugural proceedings from 423 miles overhead, whipping by at 17,000 mph. Here’s a version of the whole thing (but not full-res).
  • The NYT hosts a zoomable photo (via Flash) showing the new president addressing the crowd.  (You know you can create things just like this straight out of Photoshop, right? File->Export->Zoomify.) [Via Ken Lawson]
  • CNN features a 360-degree panorama showing the stand before the ceremony. [Via Adam Pratt]
Posted by John Nack at 4:34 PM on January 20, 2009


  • anonymous — 6:08 PM on January 20, 2009

    Also don’t miss the Photosynths on MSNBC and CNN.
    [Cool, thanks. I saw mention of these earlier today, but when I looked I didn’t find any examples ready to post. –J.]

  • Robin — 7:45 PM on January 20, 2009

    Wonderful links and great photography!

  • Luis Garcia — 11:05 PM on January 20, 2009

    Hi John, I found this one trough Digg.com :
    [Very cool; thanks, Luis. –J.]

  • ahoeben — 12:57 AM on January 21, 2009

    Here’s another 360 degree panorama, from the crowds down the mall:

  • Marky — 2:53 AM on January 21, 2009

    Great to see people using all your hard work.

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