In response to the global outpouring of support to Virginia Tech in the aftermath of the April 16th shooting at the campus – students, faculty and staff organized a special event. They gathered in the central park area of the campus and spelled out the words “VT Thanks You” and took an aerial photo. They published a web page describing the event (with photos), and it offers a Google Earth file you can download which overlays the image of the message. The file even contains some of the campus buildings in 3D. The event was held on November 17th. They say they timed the event when a satellite was supposed to fly over, so the image could eventually become a part of the Google Earth imagery. Thanks to GEB reader Markus for the tip.