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MapJack, Google Street View competition

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, March 29, 2008
12 years ago3,744 views

mapjack.com

Via: googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008 ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I mentioned Mapjack.com on the 15th of March:
blogoscoped.com/forum/126466.h ...

It's a pretty cool competitor.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like MapJack also added one other city to their list, Sausalito, CA, USA. That wasn't available the first time I posted this on Blogoscoped.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The image quality on MapJack is impressive. Seems they are able to go in areas that you can only walk down too.

I also like the date display on the image

maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

vs.

mapjack.com/?rKGnWRe4bFLELDVB

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Nice, they done Alcatraz, mapjack.com/?fXNnWgM4bFeCBDAA

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Stephen, Yeah its pretty cool that they photographed areas that you can't get to by car. The MapJack team can use a scooter, car or walking unit to take these pics.

The only complaint I have with MapJack pictures are you can't change the vertical position of the zoomed out picture (Default picture). With Google StreetView, The camera allows you to look up at objects and get a different perspective.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Example of what I meant above:
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

If MapJack photographed this national park with their current procedures, you would miss seeing cool parts of Yosemite.

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