Google Earth and New Orleans
Monday, April 02, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I recently started using Google Earth, and one of the first places I looked at was New Orleans, and I couldn't make sense out of what I was seeing -- it looked like the city had completely recovered from Katrina. I knew that it hadn't.
Today I spotted a post on the Google weblog that explained they had replaced New Orleans imagery with pictures taken before Katrina, but I still can't figure out why they did this.
Seems like a basic integrity issue.
PS: I've received emails from people who say they've fixed the database, but at 1:50PM Pacific, I just spent 20 minutes zooming around New Orleans in Google Earth, and it's definitely the pre-Katrina city.