“Google Geek Unearth’s Military Secret”

Huge Scale Model of Mountain area in China in Google EarthThat’s the title of a new story from ABC News by Bede Moore. This story is referring to the recent find of a huge military terrain map in China of a disputed border area between India and China in Google Earth which you can see and read about here. This is one of the most interesting finds in Google Earth this year. The news story points out that while Google Earth isn’t being used by the military (they have access to even better satellite and aerial photos), anyone browsing the data and finding a unique sight can possibly reach “blogosphere stardom” if they find something really interesting.
See some other examples of unique finds:

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Ralph Hollins says:

    Hello All
    The US is the master of original computer technology. The computer chip is at the core of all technologies,including weapons systems that have been sold around the world to friends and foes alike.
    I cannot believe that our scientist did not build an off switch in those computer chips. It makes sence to do so.
    Imagine a crisis the indangers the US or our friends..we simply turn the chip off.
    Is the US smart enough to have built such an undetectible off switch?
    Thanks guys

  2. Hello Moses,
    No such switch as such exists, at least because an “undetectable” circuit is not a possibility.
    No country is “the master” of computer techmnology.

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