April 02, 2007

Google Maps / Google Earth updates New Orleans imagery - Hanke comments on decision

An interesting start to the week as Google's John Hanke offers up an explanation on the recent outcry concerning the company's decision to use pre-Katrina imagery in Google Maps. If you haven't followed the story (we commented as did many others), users recently noticed (and freaked out about) that Google was serving pre-Katrina images. The problem is that many in New Orleans feel that this was hiding the fadct that the rebuilding has taken place at a snails pace, if at all. Today, Google's Hanke has provided his explanation - also, he notes the imagery was updated in Maps and Earth on Sunday evening See details here - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/about-new-orleans-imagery-in-google.html

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