Scrap One Atlantis Location

Remember how a few years back everyone was claiming to have found Atlantis?  In particular there was one “find” via Google Maps, if you keep track of these sorts of things.

Well it turns out that it isn’t Atlantis after all (shock!) and, actually, it isn’t anything.

A Google Earth map that raised rumors of the lost city of Atlantis has gotten a much-needed update, ridding the seafloor of a gridlike pattern that some vigilant users suspected were sunken streets from the mythological underwater city.

In fact, Google Ocean, an extension of map program Google Earth, was merely displaying a data artifact from the sonar method that oceanographers use to map the seafloor. This week, Google updated the application with new seafloor data from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other groups.


I won’t say ‘I told you so.’


One Response

  1. Atlantis was, but is no more. How appropriate.

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