It used to be that Google and other online maps could only show low detail images. Now, the government has allowed much higher resolution, allowing online maps to potentially show features like the color of your mailbox, objects sitting in your backyard, and even the types of plants growing in your garden.
The bad news is that, so far, it is impossible to hide your home from these next-generation eyes in the sky. The good news, though, is that all of the major mapping websites – Google, Bing and Yahoo – allow you to blur your home on their “street view” images, which often provide even more detail than satellite images.
Follow this link to get directions on how to blur your home on the street view functions of Google Maps, Bing and Yahoo. It only takes a few minutes for each one.
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!