Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Google Maps Terrain

What do you do if you're Google and you've got excellent terrain data for most of the world?

You make it available on Google Maps of course!

Google Maps now features 'Terrain' in place of 'Hybrid', with the hybrid selection becoming a 'Show Labels' option under Satellite view.

Terrain data varies depending on the terrain resolution they have available, but it covers the whole world, just like Google Earth.

It reminds me of the old style relief atlases I used to browse through at the library, and a old hardcover book my parents had for the Grand Canyon. Love it.

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