Saturday, October 19, 2013

High Resolution Aerial Imagery Mapping

This map of the Military Memorial Park in Pákozd, Hungary claims to be "the world's highest spatial resolution aerial orthophoto map produced by aeroplane". I don't know if that is true or not but I do like the map.

Aerial Record use the Google Maps API as a means of presenting the high resolution aerial imagery as a slippy interactive map. This means that users can zoom in and pan around the image as they would do a normal Google Map.

The aerial imagery itself really is of high resolution. If you zoom in on individuals on the map you can almost see the color of their eyes.

The image also contains a number of descriptive overlays. If you turn on 'descriptions' when you zoom in on features in the park you can find out more about them by reading the provided information

Hat-tip: Google Street View World

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