links for 2010-07-13

  • Oops: Ogle Earth saw it's fifth birthday… last week.
  • Article about the Ogle Earth post calling for an end to the censored Google Maps for China. The author gets a response from Google:

    "Google Maps is one of the products still under review–in particular since the government recently announced new mapping regulations that we also need to take into account," a Google spokesperson said in an e-mail. "We hope to reach a conclusion on this soon; until then, we will continue to operate in accordance with local Chinese law. As we've said, we are committed to ensuring that our products in China are not censored."

  • "Government pays for licences after tech giant given free information."
  • or "How Google’s open-ended maps are embroiling the company in some of the world’s touchiest geopolitical disputes." Features Ogle Earth's coverage of several of these disputes.
  • No self-respecting paranoid totalitarian regime can be without at least a few underground airfields. Here they are in Google Earth.