Google Updates New Orleans Imagery

    April 2, 2007

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 .