google maps has outdone itself

Just a few days ago I wrote about how Topofusion was more impressive than Google Maps.

Well, I’m less inclined to make such a statement now that Google Maps has added color satellite images in addition to the map view. It doesn’t have the .25 meter resolution that you get with Topofusion, but it’s still very impressive and makes it extremely useful for locating things.

The server seems a bit slow right now, probably because lots of people are trying it out, but you can still see how it works. Just go somewhere on the map, then use the ‘Satellite’ link on the top right.

Very impressive indeed.


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  1. tons better…

    Comment by chad on April 5, 2005 @ 10:36 pm
  2. This .25 metre resolution of which you speak is intriguing.

    When I’m back at home, I’ll boot up in Windows and check out ToF.

    But yeah, Google Maps is pretty sweet.

    Comment by Mike Purvis on April 6, 2005 @ 8:34 am
  3. At the same time, many are complaining that it presents security risks, but I’m not too fussed with what they have to say. I’m loving gmaps (good short name that I wish Google could have registered but that would mean that they sould have needed to register five years back.)

    Comment by Teja on April 7, 2005 @ 3:31 pm
  4. It’s a little too late to be complaining about security risks. The satellites have been up there taking pictures for years. Plus, the images are several years old, so it doesn’t give you precise information.

    Comment by dan on April 7, 2005 @ 5:01 pm
  5. how can I get directions printed for a drive from Aliso Viejo CA to San Felipe Mexico??

    Comment by Angelica on August 17, 2005 @ 2:48 pm
  6. You can’t at the moment because Google Maps doesn’t have maps for Mexico yet.

    Comment by dan on August 17, 2005 @ 2:59 pm

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