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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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    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.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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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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    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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    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!

    Fantasy Wish list:
    * Optional elevation profile included with directions
    * Integration with satelite photos

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by justin79
    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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    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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    its true.. google = skynet

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    One thing it lack is arial photos...now that would be cool.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    seriously. this is brilliant.

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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.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    One thing it lack is arial photos...now that would be cool.
    '

    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.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    If you like google maps....

    check out Map24 - their interface rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biff
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by H23
    Google kicks ass!

    Fantasy Wish list:
    * Optional elevation profile included with directions
    * 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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