Ok. So you’ve asked me about these signs.
These are just the landmarks, we use them to recognize the exact portion of the terrain pictured. There is one at every acre, it’s much faster than using natural recognition... of the terrain, I mean.
So we can immediately understand where a certain image has been taken, it’s kind of a watermark… They’re more or less visible, bigger or smaller.
Or at least, they’re visible for us, if you’re not trained it’s difficult for you to see them. But after the training, you actually start to see a lot of signs all around you. It’s a matter of control, it’s also much more accurate than the normal geolocalization of personal photo cameras. You cannot hack this, I mean, it’s analog – just to use an understandable term…
Of course they exist only outside, in public places. So, we’re always sure about the reliability of every photo documentation. It also works as a way for the Representational Tax to check. You know that’s the one that says that you have to pay the local authority (or better the company that owns the rights to the representation of that exact place) if you want to commercially use an image of a certain place. So with this marking we can check if you’ve used CGI. It’s been 5 years since the use of CGI has been prohibited for the representation of real places for commercial use. You can still draw Eiffel Tower but you cannot use the realistic image of the Eiffel Tower unless you pay the rights to do so to the city of Paris. Only free v%ual interpretation is allowed.
Yeah, sure, we put the signs where we can put them. They’re not everywhere yet, it’s kind of our invisible photobombing action. But their distribution is bound to many international commercial contracts, so it spreads very quickly all over the globe.
Yes, of course. We developed originally this marking for the military use.