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National Geographic's MapMachine

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http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/

I think it's faster than the web based Google or Yahoo maps. You get the standard street maps and overhead photos of cities and towns, but You also get maps showing:

Population density

Farming and natural resources

Weather

Nature and conservation, and more.

GR comes in clear and relatively up to date. Sort of...

Look at a satellite view of DeVos Place. Now zoom in as far as you can go over the save location. :lol:

enjoy!

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I frickin' love maps, so I'm going to check this out.

I love maps soo much, I call myself a map nerd, a damn proud one, hence the name gridgirl!

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Wow, thank you, that is pretty cool, and gets bookmarked, I think the shots are much clearer than googlemaps or yahoo. Not sure if actually faster, since the image has to load as you move (scroll) the map in the window, but nice anyway. The images, at least of Greensboro, are quite a bit older than google which is not so up-to-date itself, maybe they are in the process of updating. Thank you again.

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I love this map/satellite stuff too! The satellite imaging on this is very clear, but is a few years old at least - the building at Fulton/Carlton SE that burned down is still standing!

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The satellite imaging on this is very clear, but is a few years old at least - the building at Fulton/Carlton SE that burned down is still standing!

The images are at least 3-4 years old. It still shows my pool in my back yard. I haven't had a pool for some years now.

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Hot diggity dog! I can see my house from here!

I find that some of the images are more up-to-date than Google Map's while some are older. But the picture quality is much better. I'd be happier than a stuffed hog if GR on Google Earth came in this clear.

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I love this map/satellite stuff too! The satellite imaging on this is very clear, but is a few years old at least - the building at Fulton/Carlton SE that burned down is still standing!

Speaking of that building and MapMachine, why does it show a river/stream going through there if you look in the regular map view???

Cool service though, nice one to add to the rest.

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The images are at least 3-4 years old.

For real. Looking at the medical mile, Meijer Heart Center is no where to be found and the GVSU Cook building is just a patch of dirt.

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