Google maps — unexpected finds

Saturday, April 16th, 2005 9:13 am by Neal

As I’ve written, Google maps are a wonderful new venture by the google geniuses — especially with the integrated satellite coverage. However, this has led to a new discovery: unexpected and surprising finds that lurk in the satellite imagery. Wired has the scoop in this story, Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps . Among the finds:

Notable surprises include a just-erupted volcano, violent scenes from Iraq (a bomb going off in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf) and even a 747 landing in Tokyo, something difficult to capture given that the satellite is moving at 17,000 mph.

Of course, the article has the pictures. Happy hunting!

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