Google Updates New Orleans Imagery
An interesting start to the week as Google’s John Hanke offers up an explanation on the recent outcry concerning the company’s decision to use pre-Katrina imagery in Google Maps. If you haven’t followed the story (we commented as did many others), users recently noticed (and freaked out about) that Google was serving pre-Katrina images.
The problem is that many in New Orleans feel that this was hiding the fadct that the rebuilding has taken place at a snails pace, if at all.
Today, Google’s Hanke has provided his explanation – also, he notes the imagery was updated in Maps and Earth on Sunday evening See details here .