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NearMap: High-Quality PhotoMapping Website Rivals GoogleMaps

NearMap: High-Quality PhotoMapping Website Rivals GoogleMaps

Like GoogleMaps, NearMap offers a birds-eye view of searched locations, but instead of using satellite technology, the website utilises photomaps

Claudia Cukrov

Like GoogleMaps, NearMap offers a birds-eye view of searched locations, but instead of using satellite technology, the website utilises photomaps. Maps are created from high-resolution images shot from planes flying at around 7000ft, and unlike GoogleMaps, the maps are updated every month. Another useful feature is the TimeView function – a timeline of shots taken, offering quick an easy access to geographical changes in the area. Better still, the West-Australian-based business encourages the creation of Creative Commons licensed information using PhotoMap content.

[via AustralianEdge]

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