Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mapping Canals with Google Maps


The Canal And River Trust is a new charity launching today in the UK to hold in trust 2,000 miles of canals and rivers.

The charity's website site includes a Google Map guide to the UK's canal network called In Your Area. The map allows users to enter their address or postcode and discover their nearest canal. The map shows the locations of canals, canal locks and bridges.

The map also displays other useful information, such as volunteering opportunities, places to eat and drink and boating services and moorings.

Google are also working with the Canal and River Trust to capture Street View imagery of the UK's canal and river network. The imagery should be available later this year and I'm guessing that it will be quickly added to the In Your Area map.
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