Google Earth Blurs Sensitive Indian Locations

Feb 5, 2007 | 1,996 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google had another spat with the Indian goverment lately. This time it is about the clear coverage that Google Earth provides of 'sensitive' Indian locations, such as the Presidential Palace, defence related establishments, the parliament and many smaller establishments.

However, from now on the locations will be blurred on Google Earth. Over the years, Google has entertained similar request from many countries, such as USA, Germany, France and China. Google has no uniform policy for such requests. Therefore the responses vary from case to case.

The most recent cases have been of Germany and also Iraq, where sensitive sites were replaced with pre-war images. The Indian case is unique in that attention to the issue was drawn by the Indian president himself.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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