Bas-Rhin: here are the sensitive places blurred and hidden on Google Maps


The Strasbourg remand center (Bas-Rhin) is blurred on Google Maps.
The Strasbourg remand center (Bas-Rhin) is blurred on Google Maps. (©Google Maps screenshot)

Thanks to the “satellite” option of Google Maps, you can virtually visit all the places in France. Well, not all of them.

A decree of January 22, 2020 “setting the list of areas prohibited from aerial photography by photographic, cinematographic or any other sensor” prohibits the display of images of these places taken from a satellite.

In the Lower Rhine, four sensitive sites are concerned. You can find the complete list on Légifrance.

Two blurred locations in Strasbourg, including a prison

In Strasbourgtwo places are blurred by Google Maps.

It is first of all the a prison, located in rue Engelmann. Within the Strasbourg-East interregional directorate, the remand center of the European capital is the largest prison establishment after that of Nancy-Maxéville.

Further south of the city, the site Medard is also blurred by Google Maps. The place houses the telecommunications center of the European rapid reaction corps. The headquarters of the latter is located just next door, in the Aubert de Vincelles district.

A military site is not visible

Outside Strasbourg this time, in the municipalities of Dangolsheim, Soultz-les-Bains, Avolsheim, Molsheim and Mutzig, a site of the Ministry of the Armed Forces is blurred. It’s about Fort of Mutzig.

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Further north of the department, the Neuburg camp is also not visible. The military site is located in the forest of Haguenau.

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