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Topic # 154416 27-Oct-2014 13:20
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/62717524/giant-cat-appears-on-auckland-google-map.html

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  Reply # 1162937 27-Oct-2014 13:20
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like did someone hack into google or something?

or is it something more benign like a prank on an unsuspecting journalist.

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  Reply # 1162943 27-Oct-2014 13:31
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Screen capture from Google Maps.
I presume somebody did an edit via Google Map Maker.  I'd have thought there might been a human at Google verifying edits.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1162944 27-Oct-2014 13:32
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LOL. Love it.

http://goo.gl/U1V2fx direct link if anyones interested in seeing it on there...




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  Reply # 1162960 27-Oct-2014 13:58
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I love it , Whats up with cats and everything anyway. I love cats and we have a couple.

Everywhere you look its cats this cats that. Grumpy cat (he rocks) , down to Cattoos http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/62716442/Are-cattoos-the-next-big-thing

Cats cats everywhere.




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  Reply # 1162963 27-Oct-2014 14:04
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Awesome :)

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  Reply # 1163002 27-Oct-2014 15:18
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I see that it's been corrected.

In case anyone is looking for cat-based geospatial data, this one has been up for a while
https://koordinates.com/layer/124-kitteh/

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  Reply # 1163004 27-Oct-2014 15:20
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nickb800: I see that it's been corrected.

In case anyone is looking for cat-based geospatial data, this one has been up for a while
https://koordinates.com/layer/124-kitteh/


Well thats no fun! put it back! :c




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Presso: I love it , Whats up with cats and everything anyway. I love cats and we have a couple.

Everywhere you look its cats this cats that. Grumpy cat (he rocks) , down to Cattoos http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/62716442/Are-cattoos-the-next-big-thing

Cats cats everywhere.


Human behavioural modification though latent toxoplasmosis - I suspect.
The parasites that cats have formed a commensalist symbiotic relationship with control our minds.
Or it could be something far more simple than that.

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  Reply # 1163046 27-Oct-2014 16:33
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Yeh was great cat pic but i understand why corrected.

On a related theme, why does google earth list the falkland islands as las malvinas? they dont seem to do it for other contested geo names.

I bet the islanders view googles naming as vandalism

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  Reply # 1163051 27-Oct-2014 16:43
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Fred99:
Presso: I love it , Whats up with cats and everything anyway. I love cats and we have a couple.

Everywhere you look its cats this cats that. Grumpy cat (he rocks) , down to Cattoos http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/62716442/Are-cattoos-the-next-big-thing

Cats cats everywhere.


Human behavioural modification though latent toxoplasmosis - I suspect.
The parasites that cats have formed a commensalist symbiotic relationship with control our minds.
Or it could be something far more simple than that.


They are cute ??




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  Reply # 1163069 27-Oct-2014 17:22
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Fred99:
Screen capture from Google Maps.
I presume somebody did an edit via Google Map Maker.  I'd have thought there might been a human at Google verifying edits.



Yes, it was someone who is currently calling themselves "GoogleMan".
It will be interesting to see what this does for their trust levels that they spend 4 years building up!
All the history is available.... including the deletion by the Google Editor about an hour about 2 hours ago.

All edits can be reviewed by humans at any point. I have publishing rights which allow most of my edits to appear immediately on Mapmaker and shortly thereafter on Google Maps. Basically they are being reviewed by computer, but at any point they could be reviewed by a real person and either rated as good edits or bad edits. 


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  Reply # 1163104 27-Oct-2014 18:08
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Presso:
Fred99:
Presso: I love it , Whats up with cats and everything anyway. I love cats and we have a couple.

Everywhere you look its cats this cats that. Grumpy cat (he rocks) , down to Cattoos http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/62716442/Are-cattoos-the-next-big-thing

Cats cats everywhere.


Human behavioural modification though latent toxoplasmosis - I suspect.
The parasites that cats have formed a commensalist symbiotic relationship with control our minds.
Or it could be something far more simple than that.


They are cute ??


Are you sure that T. Gondii hasn't caused a behavioral change in - to lead you to believe they're cute?
Kittens are kind of cute - I think we're programmed to like juvenile face-patterns with oversize eyes.
Adult cats - no.  They look like other species which would only really consider us to be either a threat - or food.

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  Reply # 1163299 28-Oct-2014 08:45
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Maybe its Googles way of saying take that Gareth Morgan!

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