The Conceptual Librarian

May 23, 2008

Some practical uses of Google Maps

Filed under: Uncategorized — conceptlib @ 10:36 am
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Some time ago I started the Daylesford past and present website which matches early postcards of Daylesford with recent images taken from a similar angle. In order to give visitors to the site a better understanding of the individual locations, I added a link to Google Maps.

When I first added the link the satellite image resolution was a lot poorer than it is today.

A most welcome feature of Google Maps is the availability of land information, meaning that if you are searching for property boundaries it may no longer be necessary to go to the Land Channel interactive map. Just switch from satellite view to map view and you can really uncover the nitty gritty.

It is a real pleasure spending time moving around an area, marvelling at the clarity of the images, until you reach the end of the line where the identifiable world vanishes and you are left with only a vague representation. Yep, there still is an undiscovered country out there:

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