From someone who strangely logically for GLP, thinks its natural
posted on 20-2-2009
OK Google say its an 'artifact' in the map making process. So, if I get this right, the lines are the lines of the sonar ships paths.
Does this really make sense? Not to me it doesn't.
Am I the only one who thinks Googles explanation is baloney?
Just look at the grid and the way the landforms intact with it, its not laid over the top, its actually part of the sea floor.
Not to mention the precise 90 degree corners, and the small odd shaped sections.
And then WHY use sonar for just this one block in the middle of the ocean. Unless they were looking for something like a wreck and they trawled around
till they found it.
It just doesn't make sense ...
Could it be a giant military listening post, that sends signals through the earths crust, or is that too far down?
It sure as heck isn't an ancient city, but still, its something...
Keen observers had spotted what appeared to be the outline of a vast city - the size of Wales - on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
But the criss-crossing lines, located 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, were explained as an "artifact" of its map making process.
Details for the ocean maps on Google Earth come from sonar measurements of the sea floor recorded by boats - and the area around the Canaries was
mapped by boats travelling in a series of straight lines.
A spokeswoman for Google said: "It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique
that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa.
"In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artefact of the data collection process.
"Sea floor terrain data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor.
"The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.
"The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
The admission was a blow to Atlantis hunters who are convinced the city still lies undiscovered below the waves.