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Google Earth Updates Doha Imagery

Every now and then I think “wasta” is a good thing. (Wasta is connection, wasta is knowing someone who can help you out. It can be good when you need a favor. It can be bad when it gets you out of a situation for which you are responsible.) I have wasta with Google Earth. When I moved to Kuwait, I complained that my area was all blurry and within a week – WOW. High resolution.

I got word this morning from my connection, Earthling, that new imagery for Doha is up and any blurriness is being cleaned up. Thank you, Earthling! You have no idea – Doha really doesn’t have street addresses that you can figure out, so Google Earth helps me get to where I need to go.

If you are not a GoogleEarth user – yet – I urge you to download and give it a try. It’s free, and it is awesome.

(Earthling, can you call it work when you love what you do and where you work so much?) 😉

August 5, 2009 - Posted by | Doha, Education, ExPat Life, GoogleEarth, Living Conditions, Technical Issue


  1. If you like Google Earth and you’d like to improve navigating around Doha then take a look at

    Comment by Wes Hinckes | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. OK, Wes, I’m on my way now. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 9, 2009 | Reply

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