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Google maps applied to works of art

felipeseries Google continues to seek to ingratiate itself with the Spanish-speaking market, this time through the implementation of technology applied to Google Maps in the display of works of art.

To this end, he has made an invitation to 13 on January 2009 to see the main masterpieces of the Museo del Prado, it is not only possible to navigate within the museum in 3D but through the layer called Gigapixl you can zoom in until you see the detail of the canva's texture. So now it will be possible to see the marks of the brush, the spatula in works that we have always wanted to see with a magnifying glass.

The exclusive technology of Google Earth allows browsing through these images, with close to 14.000 megapixels, they offer a clarity 1.400 times greater than that which would be obtained with a digital camera of 10 megapixels. In addition, the layer of the Prado Museum in Google Earth includes a spectacular reproduction in 3D of the Museum building.

It is an interesting innovation, and according to announce it is used for the first time in a museum, for which they will be performing in the Auditorium of the Prado Museum at 12: 30 in the morning.

Miguel Zugaza, director of the Prado Museum, and Javier Rodríguez Zapatero, director of Google Spain, will be in charge of presenting the act.

The event will be in the Auditorium of the Prado Museum, Botanical Gate (south entrance of the enlargement) 12: 15

The fourteen works of the Prado Museum accessible in gigapixel images through Google Earth are:

  • The Crucifixion, Juan de Flandes
  • The Nobleman with his Hand on his chest, El Greco
  • The family of Philip IV o Las Meninas, Velázquez
  • The dream of Jacob, Ribera
  • May 3, Goya
  • The Annunciation, Fra Angelico
  • The CardinalRafael
  • Emperor Charles V, on horseback, in Mühlberg, Titian
  • Inmaculada Concepción, Tiepolo
  • The Descent, Roger van der Weyden
  • The Garden of Delights o The madroño painting, El Bosco
  • The Three Graces, Rubens
  • self-portrait, Dürer
  • Sagebrush, Rembrandt

Vía: Google Earth Blog

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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