51 Smile to QuickBird

Smile to QuickBird

Posted on September 15, 2008 by


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The production of Google Earth "artefacts" - the bright spots on the dull satellite landscapes seems to be a popular task nowadays in Russia. We've had already a story about guys from Moscow who have written a curse word on the roof of one of the buildings which can be nicely see now at Google Earth.

This time a whole crown of people in participated has been aware of the exact timetable of the "QuickBird" satellite passing over the Chelyabinsk city and planned to make a big yellow smiley face of their bodies on one of the city squares in order to commemorate their city in Google Earth.

You can see on these photos some part of this process, if it was successful or not we'll see after the next Google Earth update.


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51 Responses to “Smile to QuickBird”

  1. w says:

    Firstly, they failed in obtaining enough people to pull this off…

  2. [...] read more…. Related PostsSMILE! EVERY BIT HELPS!Orange‘Bag / Not a ‘Bag Posted in Funny Pictures | Leave a Comment [...]

  3. Ag says:

    We will need the coordinates to spot the place on google earth

  4. Travis says:

    from the photos, it looks like 100% overcast… why did anyone even show up?

  5. Yura says:

    How inspiring. Typical of a person with soviet thinking to attempt something Web 2.0. Some people here do get it (whatever “it” is), though.

  6. sirani18k says:

    The truth is that 50% of this site content is simply stolen from lepra.ru – closed blog it is!

    And he calls me a troll, how sweet. Hope Vitenka nukes your lepra.ru account soon. And this WILL happen, HAR HAR HAR!

  7. [...] From EnglishRussia.com: Smile to QuickBird. [...]

  8. [...] sarı renge boyayarak ve Google Eart çekimleri bitince yayınlanacağını umuyorlar.Diğer fotoğrafların linki. (Oy verilmemiş)  Loading [...]

  9. [...] הפתגם המפורסם: “חיוך אחד שווה אלף אנשים”. שתפו ותהנו [...]

  10. [...] sarı renge boyayarak ve Google Eart çekimleri bitince yayınlanacağını umuyorlar.Diğer fotoğrafların linki. (Oy verilmemiş)  Loading [...]

  11. [...] That’s what she said (Video) TF2 Dance Party (Video) That’s a big smiley face (Story/Pics) [...]

  12. Brawnydt says:

    Russia has also banned a popular show on TV, stating that if they did not stop filming it was permissible to kill them. Also TV shows promoting silliness, frivolousness, or rats are banned. They specifically mentioned wanting to kill Mickey Mouse.

  13. [...] read more…. Related PostsSmile to QuickBirdSMILE! EVERY BIT HELPS!Orange Posted in Funny Pictures | Leave a Comment [...]

  14. [...] Ein fr googleEarth… __________________ bitte beachten! TP-Fotogalerie brummbrumm… [...]

  15. [...] und weitere Fotos: englishrussia  und shortnews Ähnliche Beiträge:Google hat jetzt eigenen Satelliten: Bald aktuelle [...]

  16. [...] ein Lächeln in Form eines Smilie geschenkt. Die ganze Story und besonders die Bilder gibt es hier, die Frage bleibt am Ende eben nur, ob man bei Google dieses Bild benutzen [...]

  17. TB says:

    Eine gute Idee aber es ist zeimlich bewölkt, oder? Mehr Glück nächstes Mal!

  18. [...] "Citizens of the Russian town Chelyabinsk calculated when the satellite, QuickBird, which takes images for Google Earth and Google Maps, would cross above their city and used people to make a giant smiley face. A rock concert on the main square attracted many people and everyone got a yellow cape. It looks like someone at Google was quicker than usual to put up the new data. Maybe Google likes the idea of an entire town working hard to get its 15 minutes of fame. The article has a screenshot of Google Maps and images taken directly at the event." [...]

  19. [...] "Citizens of the Russian town Chelyabinsk calculated when the satellite, QuickBird, which takes images for Google Earth and Google Maps, would cross above their city and used people to make a giant smiley face. A rock concert on the main square attracted many people and everyone got a yellow cape. It looks like someone at Google was quicker than usual to put up the new data. Maybe Google likes the idea of an entire town working hard to get its 15 minutes of fame. The article has a screenshot of Google Maps and images taken directly at the event." [...]

  20. [...] appears to be a very obvious hoax by a blogger dubbed “Heiner Wolf“. According to these photos, people really did turn out to form the smiley face — I would guess as part of a radio [...]

  21. [...] EnglishRussia.com: Photos from the event (at street level) [...]

  22. [...] residents of Chelyabinsk thought it would be a great idea to form a human smiley face just in time for a Google imagery satellite. It’s just too bad the smile has [...]

  23. [...] sat­e­l­l­i­t­e­ t­o­ pass b­y. – Smil­e to­ Qu­ic­kbir­d [vi­a [...]

  24. [...] ne vjeruje, nek pročita članak na englishrussia.com ili nek posjeti google maps pa i sam vidi – inače slika sa Google Maps (ak vam se neda tražiti) [...]

  25. [...] ne vjeruje, nek pročita članak na englishrussia.com ili nek posjeti google maps pa i sam vidi – inače slika sa Google Maps (ak vam se neda tražiti) [...]

  26. [...] δεν έχετε παρά να ακολουθήσετε το παρακάτω σύνδεσμο όπου και μπορείτε να δείτε περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες [...]

  27. spirit says:

    waaa,so interesting.

  28. [...] Un po’ di foto della “manifestazione” le trovate qui: http://englishrussia.com/?p=2047 [...]

  29. [...] “Citizens of the Russian town Chelyabinsk calculated when the satellite, QuickBird, which takes images for Google Earth and Google Maps, would cross above their city and used people to make a giant smiley face. A rock concert on the main square attracted many people and everyone got a yellow cape. It looks like someone at Google was quicker than usual to put up the new data. Maybe Google likes the idea of an entire town working hard to get its 15 minutes of fame. The article has a screenshot of Google Maps and images taken directly at the event.” [...]

  30. [...] their city and used people to make a giant smiley face.” [via SlashDot] What they did And how they did it. [via [...]

  31. [...] their city and used people to make a giant smiley face.” [via SlashDot] What they did And how they did it. [via [...]

  32. [...] Smile to QuickBird, a russian city organizes a cool Google Earth/Maps hack. [...]

  33. [...] English Russia » Smile to QuickBird [...]

  34. [...] English Russia » Smile to QuickBird [...]

  35. oops says:

    so so cute çok şeker la bunlar :D

  36. [...] Via : englishrussia.com [...]

  37. [...] smiley face. When the satellite pass by, which takes images for Google Earth and Google Maps. [ link [...]

  38. Turkey says:

    Hello, ı am from Turkey

  39. Didn’t catch this back then. Did it show up in Google Earth?

  40. eu sunt handicapat da:=http://englishrussia.com

  41. What an interesting article. Nice to see a photographic record of how this was done.

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  43. Miko says:

    Impressive smiley but it seems to failed in obtaining enough people. Actually, the largest human smiley Face with true colors was obtained in Bordeaux France in Magendie High school March 24, 2011 10h45 GMT. The certificate show 1036 humans in a perfect yellow and black human smiley.

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