6 Top Secret Places Censored By Google Maps – And Why

The Secret Censored Maps

Google Maps is probably one of the best inventions made has ever made in the recent years. It has helped people discover places that they’ve never been to before.

It has also helped travellers find their way back  to their hotels. But did you know that there are certain places on Google Maps  that are censored?

Yes, there are places in Google Maps that are either  censored or blurred. It might be censored to protect the location’s privacy, or  it might be an important location that’s protected by the government, or maybe  it’s a secret hiding spot for aliens.

6 Top Secret Places Censored By Google Maps

Who knows? Don’t believe us? Well, here  are 6 censored places on Google Maps:

1. Roses, Spain

If you look up Roses in Spain you’ll see an odd black shape.  That’s probably because of the fact that Roses is one of the playground of the
rich and the famous.

There are a number of mansions in the area that’s owned by  rich celebrities and politicians that wants to enjoy their privacy.

No secret military base here, just a bunch of rich people enjoying their privacy.

2. The entire country of Israel

It’s pretty common to see one specific area in a country to  be censored or blurred but it’s different but the country of Israel. You see,  the entire country of Israel is blurred.

When you zoom in in one of the places,  it never really fully clears up unlike other places in the world.

It just  remains blurry. That’s because of an act that was passed in 1997 that prohibited certain quality satellite imagery of Israel to be available for  commercial use.

But this act only applies to American companies like Google.

3. Volkel Air base, Netherlands

The Volkel Air base might be based in the Netherlands but it has connections to the US.

When you search the location on Google Maps you’ll see a big chunk of land that looks like military fatigue. That’s because it services both the Netherlands and the US by holding ammunition and repairing  the 52 D Fighter Wing in the area.

4. Minamitorishima Air Field

This Japanese island served as a home to transmitters used  to communicate with nuclear submarines and the Japanese maritime self-defense  force later on.

The island has been deserted for quite some time now but when  you look it up on Google Maps you’ll see some areas that are suspiciously  whitewashed. Are they secretly up to something over there?

5. Mururoa Atoll

The reason why you’ve probably never heard of Mururoa Atoll  is because it’s located in the middle of the South Pacific.

But strangely  enough, if you look it up on Google Maps, you’ll see that half of the island is  in ultra-low resolution.

That’s because 175 French nuclear weapons was tested  here in the 20th century. Coincidentally, those tests were done in  the part of the island that’s hard to see on Google Maps.

6 Top Secret Places Censored By Google Maps

6. The Mexico-America Border

The Mexico-America Border is a pretty huge talking point.  They take their security seriously over there so it’s no surprise to see that  the Mexico-America border is blurred on Google Maps.

When you see the Hudspeth county in Texas, you’ll see that the image is distorted. That’s to prevent any  illegal smuggling of drugs or weapons in the country.