Monday, August 2, 2010

Town authorities use Google Earth to find illegal pools

Turns out that Google Earth, the wonderful software developed by search company Google, can be useful for more than just looking at one's own house from above.

A small town on New York's Long Island has been using the program to look for pools that it has not permitted in the back yards of unsuspecting citizens.

Violators, a New York television station was told, had to get a permit or scrap their beloved pool. "The technology is going so far ahead of what people think is possible, and there is too little discussion about community norms," a spokeswomen for the program said.
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