The Ghosts of LA live on the freeway
March 31, 2006 8:35 PM Subscribe
Inspired by this excellent FPP
, I was looking at the LA River on Google Maps, when I noticed something odd.
If you look at this map
, there are images of "ghost" cars on the highway at the top. It doesn't change as I scroll around, so it's not like it's a seam effect. It doesn't go away when I switch from hybrid to satellite. And I haven't seen it on other highways I've looked at (not that I've done an exhaustive search). Is this caused by Google, or is it an artifact of the satellite imagery caused by the motion of the cars? And if so, why is it a ghost and not a blur?
What causes this? The deeper the explanation, the better ("yah it's the motion" doesn't do much for me).