April Foolery

Apart from some rather obscure industry in-jokes and an atrocious pun, the focus of this year’s geospatial-industry silliness seems to be Google Street View and its impact on privacy. Google Earth Blog announces that the next-generation Street View will include 3D modelling and thermal imaging, while El Reg makes the obvious connection between Street View and Britain’s ubiquitous surveillance cameras. Remember: an April Fool’s gag should be plausible, and satire should have some bite to it. Don’t just be silly.

This, for example? Just silly. But funny. At least be funny.