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Clone stamping reveals Google Earth image doctoring

Published Wed 12 August 2009 22:18 (+1200)
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Iran's poor use of the clone stamp tool in the photos of their rocket tests was widely reported, but I find The Netherland's use of the clone stamp tool to paper over presumed military facilities near the border with Germany much more interesting, because the normal mechanism used for such facilities on Google Earth is to block the area entirely or restrict the resolution available, both of which are fair enough; that other countries are allowed to actually doctor the images Google shows us as well is much more interesting.

The amateurish tree cloning in the photos shown in the blog has since been fixed up – along with other stuff in the area.