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Old 09-28-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Showstopper bug in google maps...


This was posted to full-disclosure, and I thought it was interesting enough to post here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=...,0.006738&om=1
 
Old 09-28-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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Ha ha ha, those good old bugs are back again !
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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That is a large bug!
 
Old 09-28-2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Carlwill
That is a large bug!
Or perhaps a small field.....

My hunch is that this got put into a file late at night by a very bored image-processing operator--I wonder how many others are lurking out there....
 
Old 09-29-2006, 08:30 AM   #5
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My hunch is that this got put into a file late at night by a very bored image-processing operator
Actually most people think it is a thrips, a v small bug that was squished between the glass plate and film during processing ... or a giant alien ...
 
Old 09-29-2006, 08:58 AM   #6
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Rumor has it that during WW2 some of the arial photographs included various bits of doctoring - bits of self-expression in what is otherwise a numbingly boring job.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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Actually most people think it is a thrips, a v small bug that was squished between the glass plate and film during processing ... or a giant alien ...
film????
glass plate??

Seriously, I don't know exactly how they do it now, but I would have thought that Google would just link up to the digital files....
 
Old 09-29-2006, 10:38 AM   #8
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Seriously, I don't know exactly how they do it now, but I would have thought that Google would just link up to the digital files....
I'd agree but I don't know the first thing about how they process the images nowadays. But the squishing would explain why you can see the bugs entrails/excrement in a pool behind it. Lovely.
 
  


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