Why are things blacked out on Google Earth?

There are cases where the censorship of certain sites was subsequently removed. For example, when Google Maps and Google Earth were launched, images of the White House and United States Capitol were blurred out; however, these sites are now uncensored.

What is Google Maps hiding from us?

The hidden location is called Patio de los Naranjos, which translates to Orange Tree Yard. No matter how close the viewer zooms in on the map, however, nothing of the yard can be seen – it remains blurred out. It is not known why the Patio de los Naranjos has been hidden away from public view.

Why does Google Maps not show all of Antarctica?

The whole continent is almost entirely covered by ice sheets, permanent layers of frozen water. Oh, and yes, sorry, Google Maps uses a close variant of the Mercator map projection, so it hardly show areas around the poles, you only can see the “peeled” version of the Antarctica (see the small world map on the right).

Should I blur my home on Google Maps?

If there are people or information that you don’t have permission to show in your photo, we recommend you blur these elements to respect others’ privacy. If Google is the owner of the photo, you can request blurring or report the photo, as long as it contains: Your face, home, or other identifying information.

Why is Babylon blurred on Google Maps?

The city of Babylon is one of the biggest and most rich with history in Iraq. So why did Google decide to blur the images on Google Earth? The vast history behind the city makes it stand out as one of the greatest cities in Iraq and many find it to be disrespectful that Google Earth would blur out such a city.

Does Google Earth hidden military bases?

By default, Google (and other mapping service providers as well) is working with governments across the world to blur the location of secret sites, including military locations that can’t be exposed on Google Maps, Google Earth, and other mapping platforms owned by the company.