What is this installation outside Nairobi?
I belong to the Nairobi Skunkworks Mailing list and this morning, a message comes in from Chris Kiagiri who is the tech lead at Google,
The update mentioned that they just completed mapping around Nairobi (as far as I can tell, they now have annotations down to building level for most buildings in the core of Nairobi. The street level labeling now aligns perfectly with the terrain maps).
However, when I look west of Nairobi towards Ruai, I see a HUGE and I mean HUGE obviously man-made installation. Look to the bottom left to get an idea of scale of just how big this thing is – it is at least the size of the CBD section bounded by Uhuru Highway / Haile Selassie / Moi Avenue / Kenyatta Avenue.
Does anyone know what this is?
( Click through for a high-resolution capture of the map as of the morning of May 28th 2008. )
You can find it at this link in Google Maps