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Google Maps Ocean shows "Atlantis"

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

Friday, February 20, 2009
9 years ago5,611 views

Looks like the new ocean floor details on Google Maps show something that looks man-made:

maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&l ...

Though Google is saying that this is an artifact of the method used to collect the sonar information.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Daily Mail quotes a Google spokesman:

"In this case ... what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea-floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea-floor.

The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm sure that explanation is correct. If you zoom out and move the map to nearby islands (such as the Canary Islands) you will see similar lines between the islands, and on shipping routes away from the islands. If you look at a port like Cape Town you see the same kind of lines following the shipping lanes.

So this grid is an artifact of the mapping process. The interesting question is: why was this particular part of the ocean floor mapped in a detailed grid? Perhaps someone needed more detail because they were looking for oil or something.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The source of this issue is
telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtech ...

and Mr. Bernie Bamford, 38, spotted this in Chester, UK

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

Joe of NY [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Take a look at the Gulf of Mexico. We know that there are hundreds of oil rigs there. Look at the how the mapping lines run. I only find faint squares in one area.

Joe

Joe of NY [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

HMMMMM. Must be the same boats did the Nazca Lines in Peru too.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Thanks Moustafa for sharing!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

New information to this issue:

bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads ...

"On page 54 of the [Institute of Oceanographic Sciences] document is the following image of sonar tracks. Not all of the tracks show up on the GE bathymetry, but enough do to line things up very nicely for a match."

a .kmz file included too.

via nyteknik.se/popular_teknik/tek ...

See

+ Show PDF

[.PDF] too.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Juha
np :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

You are all wrong.
Atlantis is not in Atlantic ocean.
Atlantis is in Switzerland waters.


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