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Google Under Fire for Recording Street Views After Hurricane Sandy Devastation

Google street view car records Hurricane Sandy damage
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Visually documenting Hurricane Sandy devastation is is good for society, Google Maps says.

Others are not so tolerant; residents think it’s insensitive of Google to be filming the devastation for the purposes of updating their mapping system. Residents think they should wait a while until more neighborhoods are restored.

MyFox New York reports at least several devastated homes on Staten Island were passed by the car as it made a tour through the area. A Google spokesperson told the New York Post they were in the process of re-mapping a number of areas in the city. They also said it was important to record the data to show the “swath” of Hurricane Sandy’s damage..

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