Windows on Earth

Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. Astronauts take hundreds of photos each day for science research, education and public outreach. The photos are often dramatic, helping us all appreciate our home, planet Earth.

Since building the initial location engine for the first museum exhibit back in 2006 for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, my involvement has significantly increased from a simple contractor to the primary architect and developer for all following applications that make up the entirety of the Windows on Earth suite.

Over the last five years we've been able to significantly increase the scope of this initiative to include: two distinct museum exhibits, an onboard software application for use aboard the International Space station (ISS), a Photo Location Editor to rotate and adjust geo-location data of photos, a camera simulator to reproduce the orientation of the camera that had taken a photo and a whole host of support applications and scripts for bulk processing of the hundreds of photographs taken daily by the astronauts aboard the ISS.


Museum of Flight Exhibit: Technology Overview
AGI Headquarters, 30-Mar-2015