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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vice-President's Home Unblurred On Google Maps After Cheney Moves Out

Under the Bush administration many government facilities have been deliberately obstructed from view in Google Earth, Google Maps, and other such mapping applications. Oddly not long after former Vice-President Dick Cheney vacated the official Vice-Presidential residence, in the partially converted Naval Observatory located just a few kilometres northwest of downtown Washington, the satellite image of the complex appeared on Google unobstructed.

According to the Globe and Mail "Google receives some of its data from the U.S. Geological Survey, which is responsible for the blurry images of the vice-presidential house. However, the company also gets overlapping information from other providers. One such update last week just happened to coincide with the administration changeover in Washington."

Coincidence? Let the conspiracy theories begin...