Access Denied! 18 Places Google Maps Won't Let You See

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gogochicken

Is the SeaBrook Facility ment to say New Hampshire not New york? It has New Hampshire in the Text, and New York in the tittle.

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JohnP

 I used to fix stuff at Knolls Atomic in Schenectady, NY for HP test and measurement and was all over the place there with a DOE pass that let me walk around. All the buildings are there, just the roofs seem to have been smoothed over and lower resolution. The lower buildings along the river have a ton of piping all over them (that is where all the "Good" stuff is tested). there is only a couple of building up on the hill that are even remotely interesting.

 A couple of interesting facts. One is that KAPL has one of the most RADIOACTIVE parking lots in the US. Leftover tailings in the 70s and 80s were used as fill when they leveled and repaved the parking lot. The other was watching the safety film every year for 20 years.  Two long double blasts on the sirens meant "run like hell".  One long and one short blast meant "stay where you are and take cover". Or maybe it was the other way around...Heh.

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someuid

Looking at North Korea with local photos turned on is amazing.  The streets are w-i-d-e and there isn't a car to be seen.  Bridges along the border taken out during the Korean War are still unrepaired (check along the NE border with China).  Also look at the NW towns near China.  You'll see one photo showing the Chinese side of the river with large, well maintained buildings.  On the Korean side, rusting ships, dilapitated buildings, and military guards/police wandering around the civilians.

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Holly Golightly

Wow, the "queen" has to report to an office... I am glad the days of monarchy are over.

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chart2006

What no Area 51?

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Psychic51

Actually, Area 51 isn't censored at all.

Course, all the really good stuff is underground anyway.

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AndroRabbit

They blur out strange things like tractor trailers that have numbers painted on the roofs, and the same for many police vehicles or many kinds of numbered vehicles.   Try scanning traffic on random roads and you will probably find many of the big rigs are painted over.  

I work near a police building which always has a sort of tactical response truck out back.  It looks a lot like a big ambulance except with extra antennae on it.   In any case, I can walk nearly right up to this truck and see it from five feet away through a fence, but in Google maps, the outline of the truck is painted over.  Crudely.  Poorly.  But they have attempted to erase it from being seen.  Except, I can see it.  Dumb.

Google also painted over the roof of the tractor trailer van that used to be parked where I work.  We used it as closet.  It was an asset to nobody's national security.  But Google painted it solid white anyway.

Meanwhile they and all the other mapping companies STILL treat my building's back parking lot as if it's a through road and direct people down it at break-neck speed only to have to stop suddenly when the parking lot ends.  And they get mad at us (if they haven't run us down by then) for daring to have our parking lot that goes nowhere end like that when Google maps and Yahoomaps and every GPS map clearly shows it's a road.  Like it's our fault these maps are wrong and nobody will update them.  

This should be a lesson to all of us:  Google and the others don't always get roads right, and sometimes they paint over things for no reason.   It's fine to use these maps but remember to open your eyes and look around and use some care before taking a map for granted.

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eim23x

The State of Israel is also blocked in zoom from Ariel view to certain level, You alone can see street names for google maps.

 

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eim23x

The State of Israel is also blocked in zoom from Ariel view to certain level, You alone can see street names for google maps.

 

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Sodejm

Since syracuse airport is only like 10 minutes from my house the only reason i can think that it is blurred is because the 174th fighter wing because they have control over a predator drone which is awesome to watch and the place where the fighter wings is, is not even show in the picture its on the southern part of the field in its private hangar. I always used to see jets parked on the tarmac

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ShyLinuxGuy

I did a project earlier this year for my economics class regarding nuclear energy in the US and used aerial screen shots of each one from Google Maps. Each of the major plants are so visible, that you could see the little details-the strands of pylons marching off in the distance, cars and other vehicles, and unidentifiable-to-the-average-Joe equipment laying around. Scary yet cool. Keep grabbing the screen and follow the transmission lines to their destinations.

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schwit

Not fuzzied on Bing.

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TMc51

I'm quite surprised that they censored out Syracuse Hancock. The air force base isn't even near the main hubs, and is far to the back on the other end of the runways.

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Nimrod

this is retarded. clicking the image should link to its location on google, not your postage stamp jpeg.

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ABouman

Nimrod - hey, maybe you wanna try out the red hyperlinked title text underneath each photo (i.e. Aberdeen Proving Grounds) ? Links lead right to Google maps...

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Nimrod

They eye isnt drawn to the red link its drawn to the image. Make the link bold please. And get rid of this FB crap please.

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Wingzero_x

LMAO, I thought you were being condensending, then I noticed the user name. XD

 

Please make FACEBOOK opt in.

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JohnnyCNote

I wouldn't have expected so many censored sites to be in The Netherlands. Beyond that, I wonder if Pine Gap, in Australia, is censored. It's second only to Area 51 in secrecy and many theories abound about its true purpose. I had a supervisor who worked there while in the CIA.

Needless to say, he wouldn't talk about it, although he was in "communications", as he put it. He took the secret to his grave as he died of lung cancer a few months after I quit in the fall of 2002. I can't say I was surprised, however, as he smoked nearly 3 packs a day . . .

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noghiri_x

@anthonyfg I'd try it.

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anthonyfg

I wonder how you get something censored, do you just send an email?

Because I would love to have the base I am on in Iraq censored, mortars suck.

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JohnnyCNote

What are the chances there's an Iraqi "national" with access to the base who reports targeting info to the mortar shooters? This was a big problem in Viet Nam, among other places.

Stay safe!

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FrancesTheMute

Along with the Knolls Atomic Power Labratory one you showed, there is another KAPL site by Saratoga Springs, NY. It's called the Kesselring Site, and it is where the US Navy trains their Nuclear operators.  It's also blurred out on Google Maps.  I know about this place because I attended training there when I was in the Navy.  Approximately half of all Nuclear trained Naval personnel (known as Nukes) go to this site.  The other half are down in South Carolina.  I don't know how to get exact coordinates like you guys have, but if you search for West Milton, NY, the site is directly west of the town.  The big round thing is called the D1G ball (Dig ball) by people at the site and is where one of the first training reactors was built by the navy back in the 1950's.  It's deactivated and decommissioned now, but that big concrete ball is still there.  It's the containment structure for the reactor that was inside.

You can get a better view of the site here: http://albarchive.merlinone.net/THUMBS/TDIR0167/X00371_9.JPG  Funny that it's blurred out on Google Maps, but that picture is declassified and shows more than what you would see on the maps.

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