Google Earth aiding terrorist designs nonchalantly February 3, 2009Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
Tags: aerial photography, GIS 3D globe, Google Earth
I think that the readers of this article are well-concerned with the name Google Earth and are already astounded due to its extent and excellence. Google Earth, in short, is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program that was originally called Earth Viewer, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. Well, there is no doubt that the service is unique and never before the humanity comprehended the earth in this way.
However, at present, Google Earth is, indeed, in a tight spot owing to the spate of allegations that has shivered its foundation even. There is a dreadful allegation that Google Earth, through its latest technology, is helping the terrorists all over the world and this has given a new fillip to the waning evil (terrorist) designs of once. It has been learnt that terrorists (irrespective of ideological differences) all over the world are gearing up owing to this new development and are getting busy in hiring technical experts to exploit the existent reality.
What’s more, as indicated by several security agencies, there has been a drastic change in the mode of attacks or terrorist strikes and in this regard sophisticated technology or organizations like Google Earth are greatest perpetrators.
Are these allegations false? How can this be said? It is a reality that terrorists belonging to both Hamas and Pakistan have been using Google Earth in full swing. The latest 26/11 carnage in Mumbai and Hamas-led terror strikes into Israel have brought to the forefront ample proofs of this. Can Google Earth be hold responsible for this as it is a mere technology?
Well, John Hanke, the man in charge of Google Earth and Google Maps, starts from here and leaves no stone unturned to prove the innocence. As indicated by him, the entire subject is not only ridiculous but any counter-argument fails to hold water also. The terrorist groups, on the word of him, could use any map also instead of Google Earth or any other strategy. The evilness exists within the perpetrator but not the tool of crime. Here lies the main difference.
Before I finish, another crucial aspect should be concentrated upon. Google Earth is not involved at all but it is helping the devilish schemes nonchalantly through the modern technology in the best manner and this will continue. How can this be checked? There is no answer for the moment.