I pointed out the swastika-shaped building below back in 2006, along with a few other map enthusiasts. In September of 2007, the U.S. Navy bowed to pressure from radio commentators and the Anti-Defamation League and agreed to change the building’s profile at a cost of $600k. In the media feeding-frenzy, I got accused of “costing the taxpayers $600k” on a few blogs and forums, and one or two flamewars broke out in the comments on my Flickr page. … [Read more...] about 20 Awesome Images Found In Google Maps
Google maps satellite update
Google is committed to providing our users with the richest, most up-to-date maps possible. We’ve built our map from a combination of authoritative sources, ranging from the U.S. Census Bureau to commercial data providers, and have used satellite, aerial and Street View imagery to help complete the map. Overall, this provides a very comprehensive map of the U.S., but we recognize that there may be occasional inaccuracies that could arise from any of those sources. We encourage users to let us know when something is incorrect by using our “Report a Problem” button, found at the bottom right corner of the map. … [Read more...] about Sunrise, Florida, Reemerges From Google Maps’ Bermuda Triangle
Part of the issue seems to be that there’s no easy-to-find pedestrian path between these two points in Park City. Looking at the satellite view on Google Maps, there appears to be an alternative dirt path that runs roughly along the same direction. But I can’t tell if this was open to public use or not. Since it’s not along a major road, it’s something that Google Maps probably didn’t pick up. … [Read more...] about Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues
“Islamabad” is in the top queries, no doubt as people try to learn more about this closest major city to where bin Laden was killed. There’s interest in “al qaeda” and “9/11” and “september 11,” all for obvious reasons. Searches for news sites such as “fox news” and “cbs news” have been pushed further down. … [Read more...] about Google & The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
Here’s the same area there. It’s the same picture, as best I can tell — and … [Read more...] about Google Under Fire For Showing Pre-Katrina New Orleans Images; Others Doing The Same?