WASHINGTON — Dick Cheney may not have lived in an undisclosed location while he was vice president, but it was all but impossible to see it on Google Earth.
Once obscured by pixilation, Google Earth's aerial image of the vice presidential residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington is now nearly as clear as its view of the White House.
This appears to be none of the White House's doing, however, even though the arrival of clarity coincided with the inauguration of the home's new occupant, Vice President Joe Biden.
"Google Earth and Google Maps are regularly updated as new imagery becomes available," a spokeswoman for Google Inc. said Monday. "Our most recent update, which went live last week, included updated imagery of the Washington, D.C., area from several providers."