Wild Distortions on Google Earth Maps

In summary, technology, such as Google Earth and TV, is not always perfect. This can result in wacky images and audio, which can be a bit scary. It seems like the software may have been written by Salvador Dali, and some people are even afraid to cross bridges until the algorithms are corrected.
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Wow, a bit scary!

Technology isn't always perfect.

In the case of Google Earth, complex algorithms turn two-dimensional shots into a three-dimensional program that maps the surface of the planet -- mountains, roads, buildings and all. However, at times during the mapping process, Google's algorithm has failed and some wacky images have been the result.

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... and some wacky images have been the result.

Same with TV technology's change to digital. I've had some wacky ones as well; not to mention the audio.
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Wow! This sure looks like a funny world to live in!
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Did Salvador Dali write their software?
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Danger said:
Did Salvador Dali write their software?
Lol! Sure looks like it.
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LOL Danger.
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I'd heard the infrastructure was in rough shape, but had no idea just how bad.

I think I'll stay off bridges altogether until the algorithm is corrected!

Related to Wild Distortions on Google Earth Maps

1. What are wild distortions on Google Earth Maps?

Wild distortions on Google Earth Maps refer to visual anomalies or irregularities that appear on the map as a result of technical errors or limitations in the mapping software. These distortions can range from misaligned images to stretched or warped features.

2. Why do wild distortions occur on Google Earth Maps?

Wild distortions can occur due to a variety of reasons, including technical glitches, incomplete or outdated data, and limitations in satellite imagery. These distortions may also be a result of the way the mapping software stitches together multiple images to create a seamless map.

3. Are wild distortions a common occurrence on Google Earth Maps?

While Google Earth Maps are generally accurate and reliable, wild distortions can occur from time to time. However, these distortions are not a common occurrence and are often quickly corrected by Google's team of engineers and data experts.

4. Can wild distortions on Google Earth Maps affect the accuracy of the map?

In most cases, wild distortions on Google Earth Maps do not significantly impact the accuracy of the map. However, in some instances, these distortions may affect specific features or locations, making them appear different from their actual appearance. Users should always cross-reference information from other sources to ensure accuracy.

5. How does Google address wild distortions on their maps?

Google has a dedicated team of engineers and data experts who work to continuously improve and update their maps. When wild distortions are reported, they are quickly identified and corrected by the team. Google also has a feedback system for users to report any map errors they come across, allowing for a continuous improvement of map accuracy.

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