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I guess it's not a very interesting thread? It's too bad, I was looking forward to learning more about mapping issues that continue.
Notice that antarctica has returned to pixillating virtually everything south of 80 degrees lattitude?
The newest Google Earth now has a time line feature but it doesn't work. Meaning, you cannot go back and find previous images that used to be there
and are now gone. Though you can see where the old tiles were (frames around the area where the tiles used to be)- they just aren't there for us to
view any longer.
Not sure what it is, but I remain puzzled and frustrated.
I took a low resolution snapshot of an old map of the anarctic circle (from the 2002 National Geographic Magazine).
This is what I got with my 4 year old Samsung Galaxy 4 crappy camera phone.
That's a picture of a picture from a 15 year old magazine I took on a 4 year old camera phone - LOL!
Compare that to google maps, who goes to the ends of the earth to make sure they get the highest quality images for their mapping software!
They will even use kites if they have to (they claim in their online adds)
This is the enrapturing image captured by our multibillion dollar science projects on penguins and rocks that is currently up on google (Thiel
Mountains label for reference).
Also, as I'm able to post again, here are my questions from the last post on this thread:
ANTARCTICA MAPPING QUESTIONS
1) Where have you found accurate data (current-day-technology, 50m DEM or better res) combining high resolution image overlay's with topographic data
for Antarctica. Any time period. Any part of the continent?
2) What limitations (technological limitations or otherwise) would prevent us from accessing any of this information?
3) Do publicly available mapping/imaging tools (like google earth/google maps) contain pixilated or otherwise altered data sets of any part of the
antarctic continent, over any time period?
4) Are data/images which were previously accessible over any time period ever removed, replaced, or altered?
5) Can the previously available images be retrieved? The Historical Imagery tool on Google Earth helps to maintain data integrity over time. Have you
found anomalies in the data set over time?
6) Where else (coordinates on Antarctica or otherwise) have others seen oddities related to imaging issues crop up (like the google moon thread...)?
I know there are endless videos of this stuff on youtube, I'm curious about the pixillation or smear techniques to compare to the way its done here to
see similarities. I love patterns and puzzles!
7) What do you think of the stated strategy of the combat support agency (NGA)? Take a look at what they say about providing transparent mapping data
within the public domain:
Specifically, the statements:
“we will take calculated risk and learn and adapt as the realities of the world dictate.”
“We welcome and embrace (emerging information) sources as we continue to leverage exquisite and specialized classified sources. Our environment
grows more transparent and more connected by the day. Our customers will access our geospatial service as seamlessly on the World Wide Web as on our
classified networks. We will integrate geospatial intelligence within the context of all sources to resolve intelligence questions."
Specifically, consider the NGA’s position in light of the spirit that the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) is written in?
Is the strategy of the NGA consistent with the ATS?
Who are the military's "customers"?
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