For security reasons, some places are not visible on Google Maps, they are smeared and distorted. So here are ten of these places. Have a look.
1. The Royal Residence, The Netherlands
2. Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is largely whited out on Google Maps and details can’t be seen when the area is zoomed in.
3. Tantauco National Park, Chile. The Tantauco National Park in Chile can only be seen from a marker via Google Maps. The private natural reserve is home to many endangered animals.
4. Keowee Dam, South Carolina. Man-made reservoir Keowee Dam on Lake Keowee in South Carolina is also blurred on Google Maps. Shaped like a Christmas tree, the dam helps run a power utility called the Duke Energy company.
5. Mysterious Russian Site. We’re not entirely sure why this location in Russia has been blurred out, especially since it’s in the Siberian tundra. The closest city is Egvekinot, Russia, which is a neighbor to Alaska across the Bering Strait.
6. The Minami Torishima Airport Japan. - a one-runway airport serving the island of Minami Torishima, located off the east coast of Japan — is oversaturated with white. It is currently used by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
7. The Michael Aaf Building, Utah. The Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah is a region occupied by the U.S. Army where the military can test biological and chemical weapon systems. The Michael Aaf building on the proving ground is whited out, most likely for security reasons
8. Cornell University Combined Heat and Power Plant, New York. The Cornell University Combined Heat and Power Plant in Ithaca, NY – which was opened in 2010 It is blurred on Google Maps. The high-tech, eco-friendly facility generates electricity from natural gas as a part of the university’s effort to lower its carbon dioxide emissions.
9. Babylon, Iraq. The city of Babylon, Iraq looks more like endless farmland than a bustling city.
10. Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Properties owned by the Dutch royal family aren’t the only places blurred in the Netherlands. Joining the list are the oil tanks in Vlissingen (pictured), as well as several army bases and air force bases. The land area to the left also appears to be pixelated and adjusted.
In Holland you can find other places hidden under umbrellas by Google, but they are available for viewing at Bingo.