Feb 12 2009
The link provided does a great job of translating the article on China’s Google Earth into English but fails to mention the security issues associated with a Chinese version. It also leaves out the fact that there will be a government edition, or a link (any link) to the original imagery.
This is not a criticism, I edit stuff all the time, leaving out the chunks I think you guys would probably find boring. Plus, let’s face it, the average person really isn’t that into security related issues. I’ve routed to the original imagery:
From the link:
The Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping recently launched the project proposal on a Chinese version of ‘Google Earth’ which is based on an existing program designed and implemented by Chinese scientists called ‘Geo Globe’.
…More on China’s Google Earth