Google Earth too detailed for India

Wired News reports that the Indian Government are concerned that Google Earth represents a security risk. Imagery clearly shows key government building in Delhi, Air-Bases etc.. When will government’s realise that the horse has already bolted here.. High Resolution imagery is available to anybody with a network connection, but without some local information or context it really is not that useful – If you have never visited Delhi for example how long would it take you to work our which building was the Prime Minister Office ? – As a potential terrorist is it not easier to just catch a tourist bus or ask a taxi driver ?

Reminds me of one of my favourite screen shots of the past couple of years – See if you can guess what is been hidden on this Washington DC city Web GIS application.

Missing something

Written and submitted from the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, using the hotels wifi network.

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  1. Phil Bridges

    Hmmm.. … looks groovy but in the ‘bangs per buck’ dept seems a tad expensive compared to sub-£250 devices such as the MIO-168. Admittedly devices like the MIO are bit more ‘clunky’ design-wise but still offer similar functions (arguably more?) … think I’ll hang in there for my ‘G-Pod’…

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