We’ve all whiled away a few idle minutes here and there lost in fascination over aerial imagery online. It’s fascinating to be able to zoom in on your own house and then drag your mouse to the other side of the world on your screen and scan some exotic country. There are many practical applications for digital aerial photos, of course. In Michigan, state officials have recently wrapped up an annual mission to photograph 12,000 square miles of the state.
Current State’s Kevin Lavery speaks with Everett Root, an outreach specialist with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, about the resources it takes each year to take so many photos of our state from the air.