Was Google Earth Stolen?
I recently watched “The Billion Dollar Code” limited-series on Netflix, which claims that Google Earth is a rip-off of a project called…
I heard about this series - still need to watch it! But this article goes into a lot of detail into what happened from the other side and it’s… interesting. Hard to know fully what the truth is without more digging but the author here seems credible.
“ART+COM’s patent was invalidated in 2017 because another group, Sarnoff Research Center (SRI) in Palo Alto had shown a similar system in 1994, also called “TerraView”, which constituted prior art. In a supreme irony, the people asserting they “invented” Google Earth were bested by an earlier system with essentially the same name and function as theirs”Posted on 2021-10-19T04:25:18+0000