[NetBehaviour] How Google Earth [Really] Works.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Jul 6 12:12:27 CEST 2007
How Google Earth [Really] Works.
After reading an article called "How Google Earth Works" on the
generally great site HowStuffWorks.com, it became apparent that the
article was more of a "how cool it is" and "here’s how to use it" than a
"how Google Earth [really] works."
So I thought there might be some interest, and despite some valid
intellectual property concerns, here we are, with "part one" of
explaining how at least part of Google Earth works.
Keep in mind, those IP issues are real. Keyhole (now known as Google
Earth) was attacked once already with claims that they copied someone
else’s inferior (IMO) technology. The suit was completely dismissed by a
judge, but only after many years of pain. Still, it highlights one
problem of even talking about this stuff. Anything one says could be
fodder for some troll to claim he invented what you did because it
"sounds similar." The judge in the Skyline v. Google case understood
that "sounding similar" is not enough to prove infringement. Not all
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