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

Bill York iago at pobox.com
Thu Apr 27 21:19:46 UTC 2006


lest i show my age, that's south park :-D

On 4/27/06, Wes johnston <wes at kd4rdb.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Wes
>
>
> ----- 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
> else.
>
> 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.
>
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
>
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