10 Places You Can’t See on Google Maps
August 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Even though Google maps out the fake world of Harry Potter, there are still some places in the real world they don’t show you. Not every landmark is visible, some images are blurred and distorted by countries for different security reasons.
Some of the places blurred include the Royal Palace in the Netherlands and a power plant at Cornell University.
“The satellite and aerial imagery in Google Earth and Google Maps is sourced from a wide range of both commercial and public sources,” Google spokesperson Deanna Yick told Mashable. “These third-party providers are required to follow the law of the countries in which they operate, so some of them may blur images and then supply us with those images.”
When Google Maps was first created, images of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building were also blurred. They have since been changed.