Explore the White House interior in Google Map


Do you remember when the US White House and Capitol Building were blurred in Google Earth. Luckily, this censorship has changed now and you can even explore the White House in Street View.

The most pervasive form of censorship in the imagery today, is a result of antiquated US regulations that place a restriction on the the maximum resolution that commercial satellite imagery companies are allowed to sell to their customers.The key reason for the relaxation, is that several other countries are launching satellites with competitive imagery resolutions and maintaining the regulations would not only serve no useful purpose, but also make US satellite imagery providers uncompetitive.