18 December 2009
Masterspy-National Counterterror Center Eyeball
25 November 2006
Cryptome began its Eyeball Series in March 2002 using the maps and aerial
photos of Mapquest and
Terraserver. Mapquest withdrew
its aerial photos some months later, apparently due to national security
concerns. Then high-resolution photos of selected cities from
USGS Seamless were used. And then
Google Maps, Google Earth and
Local Live photo offerings which
were more recent than those of Mapquest and Terraserver. Some sensitive sites,
such as the Vice President's residence were obscured.
Recently Mapquest has commenced offering aerial photos again and some are
more recent than those of the other services. Updated eyeballs have been
prepared with Mapquest photos.