Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Google earth taking hits

It seems to be a day for Google news, this time its not so good for the big G. In the wake of the explosion of popularity in Google Earth a number of governments are getting a little uptight about detailed satellite maps being easy available to the public.

While most will laugh this off at first, these governments do actually have some valid points. While most militaries probably have access to this, and better, images do you really want everybody having access to detailed images of nuclear power plants and the surrounding area? It doesn’t take much thought to realise that might not be the best idea. Indeed the US government has already had a number of key locations (such as the Whitehouse) blurred out in the interest of national security, it seems reasonable to extend this courtesy to other nations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Windsor Castle is blurred, I haven't noticed any others, just because it's near my mum!

9:25 PM  

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