Friday, December 04, 2009

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Two Maps One Scale

Two Maps One Scale is a Google Maps mashup that you probably never realised you needed until you see it. In essence the application lets you compare two different locations at the same zoom level on two different maps.

Imagine you are about to visit Staten Island but you've never been there before. Is it practical to explore the area by bike, or is it too big? One way to get a good idea is to compare it on a map to a location that you know well. For example if you know San Francisco you can compare Staten Island and San Francisco side by side at the same zoom level.

Full Moon on Street View
I guess it was only a matter of time ...



Via: Google Sightseeing

Google Bing
It seems that Google decided to help Bing launch its 'street view' map beta this week with a little subliminal advertising with this captcha. (BTW Microsoft - you need to sort out the Bing memory leaks in FireFox!)



UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Street View



Google is working with UNESCO to collect Street View imagery of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

You can already view Stonehenge, the Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout in the Netherlands, the old town of Cáceres in Spain, the historic Center of Prague in Czech Republic, the Roman town of Pompei and the Palace of Versailles in Street View.

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