Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Google Earth Typo

I was flying through Google Earth earlier looking at some oceanic transform faults when I came across something that gave me pause: a typo. I never really expected to see a typo in Google Earth. I posted it to their user help forum, but I am not sure if the right people will see it.

The misspelled feature is a fracture zone in the Google Earth ocean layer. The Vernadsky Fracture Zone (~ 7º10'43" N and 34º35'05"W, named after the very famous Russian geochemist Vladimir I. Vernadsky) is spelled "Vernadskiy" in Google Earth.

I checked the IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2009) just to be sure, and it lists the correct spelling.

Here's a picture of the offending fracture zone:

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