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==Satellite view==
==Satellite view==
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Most of the world's available satellite imagery is over five years old and updated infrequently,{{citation needed|date=November 2013}} resulting in outdated content that does not show the newer features and updates of infrastructures. Google Maps provides high-resolution aerial or satellite images for most urban areas of the world. However, all areas of the satellite imagery do not appear in the same resolution—less populated areas usually appear with less detail.{{citation needed|date=November 2013}}
Google's mapping engine prompted a surge of interest in satellite imagery, due to its easily pannable and searchable mapping and satellite imagery tool.{{citation needed|date=November 2013}} Websites were created to feature satellite images of interesting natural and human-made landmarks, including such novelties as large writing visible in the imagery, famous stadiums, and unique [[geological formation]]s.<ref>Madrigal, Alexis C. "How Google Builds its Maps--and What it Means for the Future of Everything," The Atlantic, 6 September 2012. Retrieved on 2013-2-9.</ref> Although Google uses the word ''satellite'', most of the high-resolution imagery of cities is [[aerial photography]] taken from aircraft flying at {{convert|800|ft|m}} to {{convert|1500|ft|m}}; however, most of the other imagery is from satellites.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Blurry or Outdated Imagery}}</ref> [[Google Aerial View]] is provided in some urban areas.{{citation needed|date=November 2013}}
===Security concerns===
In 2005 the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) complained about the potential for terrorists to use the satellite images in planning attacks, with specific reference to the [[Open-pool Australian lightwater reactor|Lucas Heights nuclear reactor]]; however, the Federal Australian government did not support the organisation's concern. At the time of the ANSTO complaint, Google had colored over some areas for security (mostly in the US), such as the rooftop of the [[White House]] and several other [[Washington, D.C.]], US buildings.<ref>{{cite web |url=|title=Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|author=Google Maps: The White House |url= |title=Google Maps: The White House — Elliott C. Back | |date= |accessdate=2010-08-27}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=Google Earth prompts security fears|url=|accessdate=4 November 2013|newspaper=ABC News Online|date=8 August 2005|author=Karen Barlow|archiveurl=|archivedate=16 June 2009}}</ref>
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Friday, the 23rd of October 2015 at 10:10:50 AM
Status: Reported
Friday, the 23rd of October 2015 at 10:10:50 AM #101943
Bradley (anonymous)