A California lawmaker's proposal to require internet mapping services to blur detailed images of schools, colleges, hospitals, and other potential terrorist targets has generated a great deal of attention -- much of it criticism.

Many safety experts say the bill would not limit the possibility of an attack, and providers of internet mapping services--such as Google Inc.--say it would be costly for them to implement.

California Assemblyman Joel Anderson, a San Diego-area Republican, said he decided to introduce his bill after reading that terrorists who plotted attacks in Israel and India used popular services such as Google Earth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth....

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