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Meet Terrapattern, A Mapping Search Tool For Satellite Images

With all the buzz around Google's mapping platform serving ads and connecting with beacons, it makes perfect sense that a new mapping platform would surface. This one called Terrapattern. The New Yorker reports that it's the first open-access search tool for satellite imagery. Intended as a prototype, Terrapattern was designed by a small team of students led by Golan Levin, an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University. Choose something that catches your eye -- a dish farm, a gravel pit, a traffic circle -- and Terrapattern will find other things that look like them, pinpoint them on a map, and serve them up as a downloadable set of G.P.S. coordinates. This would also help to target ads.

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