Google Local: Cool but Scary level of detail

googlelocal.gifSaw this first on Gothamist and followed the link to Google’s Blog.

In the Google Blog, they have a link to a close up of the Statue of Liberty that is stunning to see. Zooming in on the Deck of the Intrepid is pretty Wild too.

Mind you, being able to view New York City this way is incredibly cool, but I wonder what limits, if any should be considered?

Here is a close-up of LaGuardia Airports Control Tower (JFK Too!). I read somewhere that certain sites were made to be Fuzzy on purpose, but Even the White House can be zoomed in on. (With the DOJ suit against Google to get Search Info, do you suppose that link would raise Flags?? )

In this Day and Age, should things like this be that Available?

BTW: No, I’m not a Paranoid person, I’m just wondering aloud.

One response to “Google Local: Cool but Scary level of detail

  1. There are definitely areas that you can’t zoom into as much. I was showing this to my father and he wanted to see Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. You can zoom in to a certain point, but after that its fuzzy. The rest of the island is zoomable.