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Brandon Byers [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, May 18, 2006
13 years ago4,361 views

Can't wait for someone to do a mash-up of LoTR filming locations.

Nanaki [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Time to friggin' improve Europe maps or even better, hi-res sattelites imagery.

Zoolander [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

This is a great news. good for google!!

Adam [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Finally!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

somebody mentioned that this zone had 'propety lines' ?

what extactly did that mean ?

Lelia Katherine Thomas [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Thank God. I'm moving to Melbourne in June, and I was dreading not having Google Earth. XD

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

/pd: If you zoom in to max resolution you'll see light grey 'boxes' that indicate the property ownership boundaries (the size and shape of each ownable piece of land).

In Australia the councils keep meticulous records of property boundaries, and make this information publicly available. In fact, most councils (in Perth at least) have offered the data now available with Google Maps (Satellite imagery and property boundaries) for a number of years (online too!) – but in a much more primitive fasion than Google Maps.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yay! The more the merrier. It seemed their was a huge gap between USA, UK, Japan and when they finally got around to Europe. Hopefully they'll continue adding maps at this pace until they are done with the world.

Audrey Tam [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

there are a few glitches: the street search doesn't [yet?] work, I've spotted some misspellings, and the street names that are displayed are an eclectic mixture of main roads and obscure side streets.

but it's great to finally have this, considering they've been doing all this for the rest of the world ... from Sydney.

HarryC [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

and considering the guys who invented the maps technology are aussies.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In the Blue Mountains, the maps show lots of the walking paths as roads (for example as Pippas Pass and Florabella Pass near Blaxland). Motorists will get a big surprise when they try to drive along narrow steep steps cut into the rock.

James [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

For Perth at least, the map data is a few years old, possibly even older than the "satellite" images (which are likely to be aerial photos).

monique xuenbinet [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

they should make mini maps of all the countries

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