Beacons to be lit to mark anniversary of British departure

From the Daily Record:

On Tuesday, just as dusk settles, a dozen hilltops covering 108 miles from Beacon, N.Y., to Princeton will be illuminated with bright spotlights to mark the day 225 years ago when the last British troops boarded ships in New York harbor and sailed away, leaving behind a free nation.

How is this relevant to GIS? The head of the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association is asking Google Earth to take a snapshot of the event.

She said the groups are trying to arrange with Google Earth to snap a photograph of the light show.

I didn’t realize Google was in the photography business. Would beacons look impressive from the air/space anyway?

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