The contradictory position of satellite censorship

In the early days of online mapping, sensitive locations were often censored for security reasons. Examples include military installations, government buildings, royal residences, prisons, power plants and more. However in many cases blurring happened on one service but not another. When features such as Street View and 45º coverage became more widespread, the original blurred images weren’t updated, leading to many confusing mapping contradictions. One of the most blur-happy nations is the Netherlands, and one of the biggest contradictions is the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam, which has detailed interior Street View on Google … … but which is…

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