Friday, May 12, 2006

A Brown Chennai

I was shocked / surprised at this shot of Chennai in Google Earth.
Why is it so brown?
No wonder Chennai is getting hotter and hotter.

8 comments:

Vanathi said...

May be :)

Neodawn said...

Come on, It is not burned out... ;-)
The brown area is just the high resolution image for Chennai... The rest of the areas are not yet updated purely due to business reasons...

Anand Prabhu said...

thats true..what neodawn says :) may be chennai is also getting hot..but G earth athakooda kaamikumanu theriyala :))

Amrita said...

so that brown patch marks the heat level in a region? hmm...while i was there in chennai, it was very hot and sultry and i remember i fell ill roaming around for reporting in that weather...but then, kolkata is no less..its sooo humid these days...we feel we will stop breathing...nice map!

donthecat said...

No amrita, that's not the hotspot :-) of Chennai. Its just some G-earth stuff that has started appearing since a few weeks. Knowing it would be futile to ask G for an explanation, no onehas bothered to ask for one.

Naani, there is also some error in the mapping. Tambaram appears way off Pallavaram. You can see the Lush green of our campus and the air strips of the IAF, but its further away than we actually know it. (I guess both of us know the terrain like the back of our hands :-))

Check Kribs' post on G-Earth blogged y'day. Dunno how he got a much better Res, but its cool.

Ram said...

No trees, only apartments. Booming IT jobs has initiated a massive construction spree in the outskirts of the city as well sir. No wonder that Chennai is shown brown.

tt_giant said...

I agree with Neodawn. Google does that for almost all big cities. City maps are predominantly roads and buildings oriented, whereas rural and semi-urban areas have lesser of them.

Rest assured.. all is fine!

Shuba said...

Thats the area where tech sector is developing