Google rebuilds New Orleans
Hurricane? What hurricane?
Google has casued a bit of a kerfuffle down in New Orleans by apparently rebuilding the city overnight and removing post-Katrina satellite images from both Google Maps and Google Earth, according to an Associated Press report.
Some locals are none too happy about the miraculous transformation, as an "incredulous" Ruston Henry, president of the economic development association in the city's Lower 9th Ward, explained: "Come on. Just put in big bold this: 'Google, don't pull the wool over the world's eyes. Let the truth shine'."
Henry said of the Lower 9th Ward, now visible in all its undamaged glory: "Everything is missing. The people are missing. Nobody is there."
By coincidence, The Register grabbed some images of part of the Lower 9th back in 2005 when Google Maps offered a Katrina image option. A wide view of the city either showed it before...
And here's the effects of Katrina on Galvez Street Wharf (to the left) with the Lower 9th Ward to the right:
Scotland is like...
i always thought Scotland was a _post-industrial_ wasteland, not a post-apocalyptic one; difference being one is act-of-man (or slightly evolved ape, if you like, and therefore it is grimy, tawdry and/or pathetic), the other is act-of-god-or-atomic-physics (and thus has a certain catastrophic fallen grandeur, which only natural forces can produce, and which is absent in industrial leftovers).
somewhat like Detroit, in Michigan, or any other offshored/outsourced manufacturing area in the USA. other countries export products, consultants or raw materials; we export jobs (and don't reeducate people to make them employable afterwards).
This just proves it!...
coming soon to a theater near you... Katrina 2.0 Stupidity can strike twice!! Google the premier search engine, and advertising mogul of the internet all around the world is actually just a front for a sinister group aiming to trick the world in to believing that "the big easy" has regained its status as the icon of american culture, in hopes of luring tens of thousands of tourists in to visiting NOLA, as the army core of engineers prepares to blow the levees for a second time...
rated S for stupid!
More severe google earth problems:
Personally, I am outraged that the Coulsdon bypass is not yet shown in it's full glory.