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Mikra cemetery blurred - why?

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depaor01

 

Hello all,

 

I've been researching for a talk I'm giving about local casualties. Part of it entailed creating a Google Earth map of where the men are buried.

 

I was surprised to see Mikra cemetery deliberately pixelated in Google,

 

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but Bing maps shows the whole area clearly.

 

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AFAIK, there is no sensitive or military area nearby, so - why blurred?

 

Has anyone else seen this in the vicinity of other WWI cemeteries?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

 

 

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apwright

The whole area north & west of the cemetery is the Dalipi military base, though it's not really a highly sensitive one. It's one of the bases of the Hellenic Army Support Division, and is named after https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasios_Dalipis

It started life in 1916 as the depot of the British 9th Motor Ambulance Convoy.
In Google Earth, if you click on the "2006" button in the bottom left-hand corner of the view window, a slider will appear, with which you can cycle through a number of different satellite photos of varying clarity & quality. It's only recently that GE have started to pixelate images in Greece showing areas that the government (presumably) deems to be militarily sensitive - including most of the airports in the country. It's daft, because other unpixelated GE images are still easily available, as are accurate charts of the airports for pilots, and they've got nothing much to hide anyway!

 

Hope this helps!

 

Adrian

(a mile down the road from Mikra)

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depaor01
26 minutes ago, apwright said:

The whole area north & west of the cemetery is the Dalipi military base, though it's not really a highly sensitive one. It's one of the bases of the Hellenic Army Support Division, and is named after https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasios_Dalipis

It started life in 1916 as the depot of the British 9th Motor Ambulance Convoy.
In Google Earth, if you click on the "2006" button in the bottom left-hand corner of the view window, a slider will appear, with which you can cycle through a number of different satellite photos of varying clarity & quality. It's only recently that GE have started to pixelate images in Greece showing areas that the government (presumably) deems to be militarily sensitive - including most of the airports in the country. It's daft, because other unpixelated GE images are still easily available, as are accurate charts of the airports for pilots, and they've got nothing much to hide anyway!

 

Hope this helps!

 

Adrian

(a mile down the road from Mikra)

The right man in the right place with the answer :thumbsup:

 

Thanks Adrian.

 

Dave

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