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Keyhole website still up and active

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 5, 2006
14 years ago2,846 views

When Google bought Neven Vision recently they were extremely quick in tearing down all the pages on the websites that Neven Vision had.

I was therefore rather surprised to find that although

keyhole.com

redirects to Google Earth, if you just add index.html to the url thus

keyhole.com/index.html

then the old Keyhole site is still there, and apparently fully functioning.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The Old Download links redirect you to Google Earth.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Looks like they haven't done the .htaccess file properly.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

How comes on Keyhole NV it says it has Earth and Mars, and now Google owns it they've taken it out? We know they've got the photos to do it (mars.google.com) They could do the moon as well if they wanted.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Because Google Earth is after all a commerical (for profit) product. They wouldn't make money of off Mars and Google Earth and Mars sounds really uncatchy.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

And instead of abandoning the Mars photos, I guess they created a site for using that data.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

They haven't update the Mars map since June.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google never did assimilate up the Keyhole brand as fast as they did with other brands, didn't they? The old webpage is still around, the files are still called KML/KMZ (although that might be hard to change by now), there are links in Google Earth's help center to "keyhole.com" (just search around for "keyhole"), the Google Earth Community board is still at bbs.keyhole.com, etc. Makes you wonder if the Keyhole people aren't quite assimilating into the Google company/culture...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Mrrix32 said:

>> They could do the moon as well if they wanted.
  
You mean like this: moon.google.com ?

Mayank [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

interesting find there zmarties!

They are even trying to sell the personal edition on that page. Maybe, they had some different ideas in mind at that point of time and then later forgot to take off the webpage.

<b>Makes you wonder if the Keyhole people aren't quite assimilating into the Google company/culture...</b>

Do you think that they'll have a chance or will be given an option to do so?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<<You mean like this: moon.google.com ?>>

No I ment in Google Earth, I knew about that page already, it's just that Keyhole didn't have the moon (well I don't think it did)

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