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Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, February 4, 2006
17 years ago

Google Maps now seems to be covering one corner of Italy. The north-west of Italy only. You can view a screen shot of it here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davyson/95330948/) or view it on Google Local/Maps here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=italy&ll=45.143305,8.074951&spn=3.471581,11.074219).

Are Google about to cover the whole of Europe?

If so this would be long overdue.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Sorry the links don't work in the posts above due to close brackets being included. They should be:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davyson/95330948/

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=italy&ll=45.143305,8.074951&spn=3.471581,11.074219

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

That's great news! Maybe in year or two I will use it here, in Warsaw? :)
One of our search companies, szukacz.pl, has a maps service similar to Google – http://mapa.szukacz.pl/ , but the Google one is much better.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Hi Sam

You noticed its mostly Torino ? Hint: Olympic Games ;)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Corsin:

Yeah I should have thought of that. Interestingly you get video results when you search for that on google. I had never seen Video "OneBox" results before see here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=olympic+games

Surely they aren't going to remove that part of the map when the olympics ends? And at the moment it looks stupid all on its own so I reckon they are going to have to cover Europe pretty soon.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Surely it can't take that long to get the data they use for google earth and put it on google maps? otherwise if new roads are built in the uk, they'll probably be demolished before it gets onto google maps.

i thought europe was going to get full coverage when local came out of beta. how wrong i was! i hope this isn't just for the olympics.

by the way google maps api version 2 looks good. (now we know where all their time has been spent!)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The overlaying is... rough
http://maps.google.com/?hl=fr&ll=43.786718,7.552747&spn=0.005158,0.010064&t=h
If I get it well Philipp should have its country mapped soon (Football WC)

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

It is growing :)
Pierre: is there any way to put some wishes/requests what could be next?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The answer is simple – Google Earth & Fiat's Olimpic Contest

www.sedicicontest.it

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

HarassingThem,Hosting the olympics.... ;-D

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