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    Re: New online mapping from nearmap.com
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2010 Nov 17, 18:40 -0800

    Peter,

    I am no fan of Google, but the maps on Google Maps appear to be better than the ones at Nearmap on every measure that I looked at just now. I checked two local areas: Southeastern Connecticut and the area around Hungerford in Australia. The aerial/satellite imagery in Google Maps is superior by a long way in both cases. The road map data is superior in Google Maps as well. The place name database in Nearmap is odd. I don't know where they got it, but it includes quite a few non-existent toponyms in Connecticut while missing some major ones.

    By the way, Google Maps has had terrain overlays for many years ("many" in Internet terms, so maybe six years). When you load Google Maps, click the button that says "More..." and then check the box next to "Terrain". There's excellent detail in those parts of the world where such data is publicly available or licensed. Both the Connecticut and the Hungerford cases have much better terrain data in Google Maps than in Nearmap.


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