Massive Google Earth Update Provides Evidence of Scottish Giants
Monday, 2nd March 2009 by Alex Turnbull
Over the weekend Google rolled out another major image update to Google Earth. Frank at the GEarth Blog is tracking the updates, and has so far spotted changes all over the place!
Scotland, China, Africa, South Korea, Mongolia, Iceland, Sweden, France, Norway, Turkey, Brazil, Bangladesh, Italy, Uruguay, Qatar, Canada, England, Argentina, Maldives, Greenland, Mexico, and the US states of Wisconsin and South Dakota.
Not too far from the GSS Scottish HQ, the new imagery has revealed this set of giant footprints, one of which appears to have become a rather effective van trap.
Update: Twitter user Mantolwen, who sent us this link, actually went along there today and took some photos of the footprints, as they’re still clearly visible. Thanks Mantolwen!
Not all of the images are of improved quality however – presumably because more up-to-date images are the thing desired by your regular Google Earther.
So what new sights can you find near you?
No, I’m not linking to it! Not because of any privacy concerns though, but simply because my car is too crappy to let you see it. ↩
However as I see it this wouldn’t be very hard – under Google’s new system, simply adding new imagery on top of old imagery must create as much historical imagery as you’ve just added new imagery, right? ↩