Friday, October 31, 2008

Google, please zoom in on us.

Why does Google hate Lee?

A close look at Cleveland on Google Maps or Google Earth reveals a beautifully detailed Cleveland, Tennessee, until the map comes to Lee University (the red markers).

Epic blur. No detail. If it wasn't for the superimposed road grid, Lee would seem like nothing but a toxic wasteland of color.

I've personally spent hours viewing nothing but extensive mountain forests on Google Maps, mountains so elaborately mapped that I could count the number of leaves left on tree branches from above.

But when it comes to a densely-populated area like Cleveland and Lee, it just hasn't been worth the effort for Google to care.

Don't they realize we want to see who's been walking around on the roof of Sharp-Davis?

Don't they know we want a bird's eye view of soccer practice?

Google, you have a lot of explaining to do, and I've got very little time.

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