Linux Journal covers
an effort to blur Google maps
to preserve (US) national security.
"Could a skilled bad guy glean a lot of information from Google Earth
or similar system? Sure. Just like you or I can plot out a route to
maximize our walking time or minimize our commute. I would argue that I
could get better information from a 7.5 minute quadrangle because it would
also include the ability to generate points that I could enter into my GPS
for turn-by-turn directions. But until we actually go through the motions,
it is just static data. And I would suggest that the attackers in Mumbai,
once they planned their route on paper, walked, rode and photographed any
number of things that were not available publicly.
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