Why is Severnaya Zemlya censored on Google Maps?
April 21, 2015 2:41 PM   Subscribe

Severnaya Zemlya, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia is censored on Google Maps. Anybody know why? Here it is: link
posted by tellUwut to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: That doesn't look censored so much as it just looks like a glitch.
posted by komara at 2:43 PM on April 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Seconding a satellite imaging glitch. It's clean on Bing Maps.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:47 PM on April 21, 2015

For example, this is what it typically looks like when Google Maps is intentionally obscuring an area.
posted by komara at 2:47 PM on April 21, 2015

Best answer: You can see the same graphical artifacts on just about any high albedo landscapes in Google Maps (e.g. Greeland).
posted by humboldt32 at 2:51 PM on April 21, 2015

Response by poster: Looks like a glitch. Thanks, everyone!
posted by tellUwut at 2:54 PM on April 21, 2015

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