Google Maps is one of the latest phenomena to appear from the Google stables. Barely a few months old, it has already gained a significant amount of interest, particularly in the areas of finding interesting things on the satellite images and customising the maps to provide georeferenced data.
Google Maps Landmarks
I have collected together a selection of landmarks currently visible on on high-resolution satellite imagery on Google Maps. Landmarks are arranged by country. More landmarks will be added as and when Google extend their coverage of high-resolution satellite imagery.
Google Maps Information
Go here for lots more information on how to get the most from Google Maps. Includes links to other pages on the Internet which explain how to use the Google Maps API to create your own customised maps as well as a selection of sites which illustrate customised Google Maps.
My Customised Google Maps
I have not missed out on the Google Maps revolution! I have been playing with creating my own customised Google Maps showing various georeferenced information.
- Georeferenced Photographs - I have started to georeference some of my photos with latitude and longitude. Those that have been georeferenced can be viewed on a Google Map. See this example of photos from a cruise down the River Thames in London.
- London Underground Map - someone suggested it would be a good idea to show the lines of the London Underground on a Google Map. While not terribly useful, it's a good illustration of what can be done with polylines. Also available now is a map of the Madrid Metro.
- Weather Map - slightly more useful than the tube map, this map shows the current temperature or wind direction for a number of places in the United Kingdom. You can click on an icon and the info panel will display the current conditions for that location.
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17 Feb 2019 12:23:09