East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2005/7/25

Mapping

Filed under: Software — Erwin @ 11:53 pm

Wow, the new hybrid mode at Google Maps works out very nicely. Let the competition begin, though, with Microsoft having released a beta of its Virtual Earth effort. Of course the first thing to try (for me) is to see how far it can zoom in to where I live. As it happens Microsoft seems to have a slightly more detailed set of images available and we noticed that the roads from the regular map don’t quite map (sic) what you see in the aerial shots, so you get roads going through backyards, curve where they don’t actually in the real world, and vice versa. We can’t tell if Google does a better job at that because it simply does not have images that zoom in that far. 🙂

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