Friday, April 08, 2005

 

More on Google Maps "Satellite" images

As I explore around more, its clear that most of the so called satellite images are anything but - the detailed images at high zoom levels are simply aerial photographs, probably taken from a plane.

There certainly are satellite images mixed in as well, for areas without detailed covereage, and my impression that the whole USA was covered is very wrong - there are many areas where (at particular zoom levels) the coverage just gives up - either reverting to grainy satellite images, or to the "no data" message.

Like many people, I've been doing a bit of aerial sightseeing, and can recommend:
See also the Google Sightseeing blog for more interesting locations.

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