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Golden Gate Bridge being twisted and warped by a devastating earthquake striking that very moment when this aerial photo was taken

This 'photo' clearly demonstrates that the Google Earth algorithm for redering their 2D satellite images on the 3D surface of a mountainous region still leaves plenty of room for further improvements (at least in case the camera didn't look down vertically onto the secene when taking the 2D image). You will easily understand this effect if you view this location in GE and change the observer's elevation and azimuth angle by pressing the SHIFT+CursorUp/CursorDown/CursorLeft/CursorRight keys. By the way, this will also show you that the portion of Golden Gate Bridge between the two pillars is not rendered to the sea level but to the surface of the sea floor.

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  • Uploaded on October 26, 2013
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    by Michael Diegelmann