Google Earth Reveals Un-Permitted Pools

A town in New York has been using satellite imagery from Google Earth to identify illegally-built pools.
August 5, 2010, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The town of Riverhead has used the satellite image service to find about 250 pools whose owners never filled out the required paperwork.

Violators were told to get the permits or face hefty fines. So far about $75,000 in fees has been collected."

Some see this as a desperate move by a city struggling with budget cuts.

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Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Associated Press
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