Google Earth....Friend Or Foe!!

#1
I have had google earth for some time now, and it is a great tool to teach with, but i was wondering about the Military perspective.

You can pretty much zoom into most Military Bases around the world, and if i
can do this from the comfort of my home, What of the so called "Terrorist
and some Militant Nutjob.

Has the military a contingency plan to block Google from showing images, all be it not that great, but clear enough to pose a threat.

http://earth.google.com/
 
#2
I believe there was a debate on this a while ago.
I think it ended up that google agreed to only use non current images of areas as a compromise.
But then again I may be talking bollox.

Lets face it though, they must have some 'power' if they can show Area 51 and not be shut down :D
 
#3
The US government probably asked them to show area 51 as a distraction to the tin foil hat brigade. Nothing interesting would have gone on there for years because of all the media interest.
 
#4
You can't google earth current military sites in Iraq anymore but up until about a year ago you could.
You'd think some one might have thought about that a bit earlier really
 
#5
Near to where I live is an instalation with MOD Plod, but on Google Earth its just a field with a fluffy white cloud, and always has been, it has the same teatment on other similar sites , I think , and hope that sensitive info is not shown, Anyway if some one was keen enough they would turn up and scope the place for themselves be a bit more up tp date as well.

WW
 
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