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[aprssig] Google isn't my friend, it's Big Brother...

Wes johnston wes at kd4rdb.com
Thu Apr 27 21:06:15 UTC 2006

Since I can't post attachments here... http://www.kd4rdb.com/aprs/caevor.jpg 
is what I saw earlier today.... a missing square in the middle of the 
screen, exactly where the VOR station is supposed to be.

But now that I'm at home, I see that the mystery missing square is showing 
up.  Perhaps a temporary issue on google's part?

What's that they say in the monty python movies... nothing to see here, 
please move along.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Winningham" <jdw at eng.uah.edu>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Google isn't my friend, it's Big Brother...

On Apr 27, 2006, at 2:04 PM, John Habbinga wrote:

> If you're talking about the satellite view, your position is just beyond 
> the edge of the high resolution area. I don't see just one tile blocked 
> out. I see that whole area with reduced resolution.

If you scroll around the edge of that "reduced resolution" area, it
_looks_ like it is exactly that - the resolution has been reduced on
purpose.  There's a strip between the low-res color and the b&w that
appears to be color at the same resolution as the b&w, then the color
resolution goes very low.

Not sure why they'd do that, though.  Some other potential targets in m
part of the country, including major airports, military installations,
a NASA site, dams, etc, are all at the same resolution as everything

Maybe it's just a screwup - something like "this data is color and it's
newer, so it must be better" even though it's low-res?

beats me.


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