Wild Distortions on Google Earth Maps

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Evo
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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.
http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/weather-ventures/postcards-from-google-earth-20130412
 

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dlgoff
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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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fluidistic
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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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Did Salvador Dali write their software?
Lol! Sure looks like it.
 
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LOL Danger.
 
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Splitbeam
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!
 

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