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Google Maps reverting to Pre-Katrina Images

cs19 [PersonRank 1]

Friday, March 30, 2007
12 years ago2,678 views

"NEW ORLEANS – Google's popular map portal has replaced post-Hurricane Katrina satellite imagery with pictures taken before the storm, leaving locals feeling like they're in a time loop and even fueling suspicions of a conspiracy.

Scroll across the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and everything is back to normal: Marinas are filled with boats, bridges are intact and parks are filled with healthy, full-bodied trees."

washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/cont ...

I just checked out Google Earth as well and it seems as though the images fed to that program have also reverted to the old satellite imagery.

Anyone seen any screen shots for comparison or know why they would do this?

[Linked URL – Tony]

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Some one should fix this!!!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Washingtonpost.com link is not clickable and because of remarkable long link the text of the post goes outside of text area.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Link fixed!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks, it looks good now!

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "(CNN) House panel: Why did Google 'airbrush history?'" – Tony]

cnn.com/2007/TECH/03/31/katrin ...

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "(CNN) House panel: Why did Google 'airbrush history?'" – Tony]

Just read that. Concerning Katrina, why do the people of New Orleans seem inclined to suspect the worst of everyone involved?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "(CNN) House panel: Why did Google 'airbrush history?'" – Tony]

if you got whacked that bad, you'd feel the same.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's now back to how it was. The official response is here:

googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

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