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Baidu Maps

Postby Matt » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:37 am

The Chinese gov blocks all Google and Bing Maps so citizens can use them for naughty things. So if you are China, you probably have no access or any clue the glories of exploring satellite or aerial images of your home town.
So what does the state do to give its citizens that service, but at the same time controlling 100% of the stuff they can see?

Easy, they draw it all
http://j.map.baidu.com/D4FB

Baidu maps has a 3d view that is 100% generated on computer. If they don't want you to see "military prison A" they just leave it out, or replace it with a hole.
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Re: Baidu Maps

Postby cbobcat49 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:00 am

Seems like it would be a lot easier to just provide satellite photos but blank out areas they don't want the public to see.
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Re: Baidu Maps

Postby Matt » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:15 pm

That would be a lot of blacking out.
Also... most cities in China look like shitholes. The pollution makes a white building brown in a matter of days.
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Postby hobkyl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:52 pm

I agree...I think it would be easier to have Google and Bing remove images.
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