Google just pushed out an update to their terrain data which fixes some anomalies like the one highlighted in the story just two days ago called “Cruise Ship Goes Off the Edge of the Earth“. There were a number of anomalies like this, and I guess they just decided to go ahead and push out the fixes. I just did a quick perusal and most of the glitches have indeed been fixed up. There are a few elevated beaches on islands with varied terrain, but I didn’t see any real anomalies in my checks. Hopefully they will add some higher resolution terrain soon as well.