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