Hunting 6 feet off the earth

Los Angeles Times article on armchair detectives who use Google Earth to explore our world, and make some interesting discoveries in the process.

Google Earth is packed with things that its creators never intended. Paper maps are a cartographer’s rendering of the world, whereas digital versions in Google Earth, Google Maps and Microsoft’s Live Search Maps are more like sophisticated collages — moments captured by cameras on satellites and airplanes, seamlessly blended to create a digital world.

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