If anyone can direct me to a better place to post this to get Google
to fix it, please let me know.
They'd have to update it regularly too - which is more than can be said for
a lot of places. The picture of my house is over 5 years old, since it
doesn't show an extension which was built 5 years ago!
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Before long there will be no ice cap at all... problem solved.
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> It's frustrating sometimes to get a big company like Google to do the
> right thing. This is a case in point. The Earth needs a year by year
> awareness of the melting Arctic ice cap. Yet Google refuses to show it
> to us. The excuse goes something like "we only show images of land
> masses and the arctic is not a land mass". The fix is easy ... change
> that rule for the Arctic ... there are plenty of sources of imagery
> available to Google.
It's better than that - google don't need to fix it, because they've made
it easy for you to fix it yourself: Simply add photo overlays linking this
easily available imagery, and submit it to the google earth community.
Then everyone who switches on the 'community' layer will be able to see
Google doesn's show /anywhere/ year by year. The pictures of the area
where I live are at least three years old. So even if Google treated
arctica the same way as populated areas of the world it wouldn't do
anything for you.
In addition, how do you expect Google to conduct its photographical survey
of the arctic area ? They can hardly fly planes from one landing strip to
Google does not do most of the imaging of the Earth, it is done by
other outfits for various reasons. The same applies to the North
Pole. These are images available now from NASA.