I have long been a fan of Google Earth because I find it so thrilling to see the world from my desktop. It is especially cool that with a flick of my mouse I can zoom right in to my neighborhood. Unfortunately Google Earth’s resolution has been getting a bit too clear for comfort for some users.
The picture on the right is that of a cat called Monty, sitting on a perch in his window. This image was found by Monty’s owner by using a new zoom function on Google Earth called StreetView which allows a 360 degree, street-level view of an area. Needless to say this has Monty’s owner a little creeped out.
Here are some related articles that are likely to make your hair stand on end:
- Google StreetView: Your Face and License Plate Could Be Online
- Calls for Google to censor images on Google Earth
- Wired News writes about StreetView