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On Friday, Google maps spawned another web myth. A mysterious grid of lines revealed by the company's new undersea terrain maps had the interwebs buzzing about the lost city of Atlantis.


Google quickly pointed out that the grid was caused by its own terrain mapping equipment, which incorporates data in a grid pattern. Reps from the mega-mapping company called the grid an "artifact of the data collection process . . . The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data." That won't stop George Lucas from incorporating this into the next Indiana Jones movie.

Via C|Net and New York Times

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