Google adds terrain to Google Maps
Light relief for users
Google has added a "terrain" feature to its Google Maps service, giving a nice bit of light relief to its hitherto decidedly flat cartographical offering:
While there's a limit to how close you can zoom in, users can at least get some idea of the lie of the land. The terrain view update follows Google Maps' deployment back in May of Street View, which debuted to much excitement on Google Earth. Try this view of Vulture Central's San Francisco Bureau headquarters. ®
The sea looks a little rough off the coast of Flamborough
... how am I to know that my house is going to be above sea level after global warming without the bleeding CONTOUR LINES!??!
Rolled back by years
Anyone know why the satellite imagery (specifically for a lot of the UK) seems to have rolled back by years? The views of where I live are now back to showing stuff from before I moved in to my house, which was seven YEARS ago now!!