virtual Potemkin village

The more we rely on online mapping to tell us the truth, the more it can be used to deceive us.

Google goes back to pre-Katrina maps, with the Lower 9th Ward restored.

Canary Islands gets censored data, which omits the beachfront development (since remedied)

Google Earth states that it uses whatever data that the data suppliers give them. But they certainly modify data based on government requests. So why not obtain “2007” data that actually is from “2007”?

(screenshot of Google Earth, Lower 9th Ward, showing site of Industrial Canal levee break)

(yes, as posts show, I’m on a Google Earth kick.)

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