7 Places Google Maps wants to hide from us

Google Maps makes certain places unrecognizable. atechbook shows seven examples and explains what is in these mysterious places.

Google Maps lets you look at the entire globe? Wrong. There are places that Google wants to hide from us. These appear on the map service only pixelated, partly as a black area. Here is an overview of seven secret places on Google Maps:

1. Jeanette Island (76°47′24″N 157°58′00″E).

This small island in the East Siberian Sea is completely blackened. Actually, it is supposed to be just covered with complete ice. But for some reason it is not meant for the eyes of Google Maps users.

2nd Athens military base (38°01′31″N 23°42′57″E).

In the middle of Athens, Google Maps suddenly finds a pile of pixels. The military base is completely pixelated for national security reasons.

3rd La Hague nuclear reprocessing plant of Areva, France (49°40′49″N 1°52′48″W).

The Areva company is also well known in this country and once even showed itself as a shirt sponsor of the 1st FC Nuremberg. Not so fond of showing their reprocessing plant in France, apparently. The entire area is pixelated. There has always been controversy about the plant because radioactively contaminated water is said to have flowed from there into the ocean.

4th Polish Special Forces training base (50°02’13.0″N 19°54’14.0″E).

The training center is located in Krakow. However, there is nothing to see. By the way, the surroundings can be seen clearly.

5. patio de los Naranjos, Almeria, Spain (36°50′20″N 2°28′20″W)

Here was not pixelated, but simply put a thick box over the objects. It’s not clear what’s behind it, but it’s probably the Social Security Institute of the Spanish Armed Forces.

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6. israel

All of Israel? More or less. Israel itself can be seen, of course, but if you zoom in close to buildings, you can see that they are very poorly resolved and exact structures are not recognizable.

7. Faroe Islands

Anyone who wants to take a closer look at the little houses on the tranquil island of Faroe is out of luck. Many soldiers live here and therefore large parts of the island can only be seen from a distance and roughly.