The Isles of Blurry

June 27, 2008

Categories: Life , Tags: Life, Scilly

Today I was perusing a KML file (opens new window) in Google Earth (opens new window) from the Nine Inch Nails (opens new window). The Nine Inch Nails recently released an album called The Slip (opens new window) as a free download, something which I applaud and which a couple of other high profile bands, Radiohead (opens new window) and Saul Williams (opens new window), have also done recently. While I was in Google Earth, I zoomed into the Isles of Scilly to see if they've been imaged at a decent resolution yet - and unfortunately, the islands are looking as smudged as ever!

[View Larger Map](http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=49.919399,-6.446228&spn=0.887754,2.062683&t=h&z=9&source=embed)

I figured that I'd see if google could do anything about this, so I sent them a message through their Google Earth Help Center (opens new window)

Please select the bug you're having _: Low Resolution/can't zoom in Email _: mark@honeychurch.org Message :

Hi.

The islands where I grew up, the Isles of Scilly, are looking pretty blurry on google maps and google earth! Now, I'm not asking google to reposition a satellite or anything, but it'd be great if some higher resolution images could be added!!

Cheers,

mark.

Merryn (opens new window) (don't click on the link unless you have to - it's myspace!) has emailed me to let me know that if you zoom in really close on 192.com (opens new window)'s Street Maps, the map changes to satellite imagery. So, without further ado, here's a link to my old house (opens new window) on the Isles of Scilly.