It's justa Beta so there is still some development to do but all you need to
do is drag your desired location to the center and zoom in. There are even
satellite images available (link is in the upper right hand corner)
: Pierre Levesque, AIA wrote:
: > http://maps.google.com /
: > It's justa Beta so there is still some development to do but all you
: need to
: > do is drag your desired location to the center and zoom in. There
: are even
: > satellite images available (link is in the upper right hand corner)
: Nice site and very quick refresh time.
: Of course I had to find my own neighborhood first.
I don't want to look at my neighborhood first.
What's your address? Is that you in the VW
convertible? Use sunscreen for god sakes, man.
The free version gives you a map that is equal in size to the TerraServer
maps, about 600 pixels wide. The annual fee gives you the ability to view
1200 pixels wide maps. I went ahead and paid the annual fee because it was
a reimbursable. I go to every initial meeting with prospective clients with
printed map in hand... a little ooohh and aaaaah factor...
Yes, and MapQuest used to have TopoZone topographic maps for free, too
- until they decided they couldn't figure out what they were for and
stopped doing it.
TerraServer took all the USGS DOQQ aerial photos (1-meter resolution)
and converted all the color ones into black and white (TopoZone
didn't). They're adding the new Urban Area photos in color (as are
we). They also compressed everything as JPEGs instead of storing them
at full original resolution. As a result, the "same" data on TopoZone
is about 5 times larger than Microsft TerraServer.
TopoZone also doesn't do silly things like
if you're trying to look at a free topo map!
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