Google Earth removes Lost City Atlantis from the map
After three years, Google Earth map has finally been updated to remove a gridlike pattern which sparked rumors that the underwater city of Atlantis had been found.
The exciting ‘non-discovery’ was made in 2009 when eagle-eyed internet users spotted a large grid on the seafloor that looked strikingly like the fabled city.
The location was consistent with a description that the Greek philosopher Plato gave over the city. Rumors were immediately circulated that it would be the lost city of Atlantis.
Google was quick to explain that the misrepresentation was caused by overlapping datasets, and Atlantis had not been found, but the map remained – until now.
The change — and disappearance of “Atlantis” — is part of joint effort by Google, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Navy and others to improve the quality of Google Earth’s underwater imaging
The major goal of the update was clean up mistakes in the oceanic topography images and make them more accurate.
Many will not be satisfied with the explanations given by Google, so the search for the lost empire can continue.
And it is not the first time!
In 2008 Planet Nibiru was photographed by the South Pole Telescope. The photos were displayed with the following coordinates: 5h 53m 27s, -6 10′ 58″
But Google Sky location 5h 53m 27s -6 10′ 58″ ( located to the west of the constellation Orion) is a big black box instead of stars and sky objects. The location has been cropped out without any information. Until now, Google has not responded to questions