links for 2010-11-16

  • Google Earth imagery trumps official documents in an Indian court!

    'The owner of the [recently built illegal] private structure had claimed that his building was included in a local census carried out in 1978. He had even produced documentary evidence from the collector's office in support of the claim. "But when we compared images from 2000 with those in 2010, provided to us by a citizen's group, we found that the land was vacant at the time."'