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Old 02-08-05, 10:22 AM   #1
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MAPS.google.com

http://maps.google.com : this is an amazing piece of coding mastery. i feel like i'm flying.
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Old 02-08-05, 10:39 AM   #2
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I agree. This blows mapquest away. Much cleaner and I like the deliniation between residential streets and main streets. I sit at a desk and make maps all day and if I made street maps this is what mine would look like.
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Old 02-08-05, 10:40 AM   #3
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this is good for the upcoming alleycatters, etc. nice find!
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safari isn't supported! what's that crap?
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Old 02-08-05, 11:01 AM   #5
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that is awesome. helping my plan my trip to nyc in a couple weeks. ....if I can just figure out a cheap way to bring my bike with me...
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Old 02-08-05, 11:14 AM   #6
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I like the shadows, it's a nice touch.

The drag navigation is really nice. Mapquest loses...
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It was pretty cool that I was able to zoom in on my current location one handed while eating a sandwich, but once I got there I couldn't see myself. Lame.
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Google kicks ass!

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* Optional elevation profile included with directions
* Integration with satelite photos
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Old 02-08-05, 12:04 PM   #9
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you gotta dance around in order to be seen using that software...or shake a tree. Both methods worked for locating lost Infantry Lieutenants.
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It was pretty cool that I was able to zoom in on my current location one handed while eating a sandwich, but once I got there I couldn't see myself. Lame.
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Old 02-08-05, 12:39 PM   #10
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Wow good game, labelled Richmond hill about 20km from where it actually is and placed it in the middle of two highway exchanges.

But then again, i'm surprised they have any canadian stuff at all.
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Old 02-08-05, 12:43 PM   #11
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its true.. google = skynet
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One thing it lack is arial photos...now that would be cool.
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Old 02-08-05, 12:55 PM   #13
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seriously. this is brilliant.
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Old 02-08-05, 01:04 PM   #14
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mapsonus.com is still the only one with intermediate destinations and options to avoid major highways.
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arial photos like this? http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cg...p.x=186&up.y=3

(mouse over the picture)

it looks to be uk-only, but it's a start
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i just LOVE the way one is able to track the map around without having to reclick & rezoom like on yahoo or mapquest
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Wow. That is cool. Actually that would not be that hard to do. If everthing is in the right format one person could rectify a metro area in about a day of work.....hmmm. Maybe I need to start a web site...hhmmmm.
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Old 02-08-05, 01:41 PM   #18
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Not only was it accurate & easy to navigate, it even told me where the weed spots were!!!

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One thing it lack is arial photos...now that would be cool.
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Then they wouldn't have a selling point for the 29.95 a year membership to Keyhole.

If you haven't checked out Keyhole, it is pretty cool. It's free for a week. It seemlessly laces the aerial photos or satellite images together. No more waiting for the individual panels to download. You can use it to "fly" from place to place.
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Yeah, I did the one week thing. Pretty cool but that's about it. No real commercial use and the photos were kinda old. But hey the price is not bad. Cheaper that paying 10 grand for 1 foot res photo rectified stuff.
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Old 02-08-05, 02:32 PM   #21
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If you like google maps....

check out Map24 - their interface rocks.
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If you like google maps....

check out Map24 - their interface rocks.
Yeah, they do that cool thing where you fly down from far away to up close, like on local news weather reports. The only problem with them is that they don't always label all the nearby streets so well. Google does that better.
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Old 02-08-05, 03:33 PM   #23
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i like that map24 also indicates street directions. not that you alleycatters would even care but..
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mapquest had arial photos for a while - pretty awesome. I used to find my house or my school and giggle.
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Google kicks ass!

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* Integration with satelite photos
No elevation profile, but Google actually did acquire Keyhole, which has pretty complete satellite coverage, so Google may have integration with sat photo's in the works. Clancy buffs may recall that the government spy satellites are code named keyhole, although I'm pretty sure these were all taken from commercial photo satellites.

The place to right now for satellite photo giggles seems to be terraserver, although their database is actually mostly USGS aerial photos. Some areas, though, are available up to 1/2 meter resolution. Wanna know what that looks like? Well here's a photo of the exact spot where I'm typing this message from.
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