[LINK] nearmap.com

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Jan 7 17:51:14 AEDT 2010

A friend writes,


I was just sent a link to this site which is like google maps but allows 
you to compare satellite images over time. It shows you the dates of the 
images and the images are quite hi res and recent.

You can select the dates you want to view at the top from a drop down or 
using a slider/timeline.

Archivists, geographers etc and just anyone might like to keep snapshots
showing the development of geographic area of interest.

Looks to be a creative commons style license and appears to have metadata 
like bus stops and other layers added.  There are API’s and the like so 
people can use it, contribute and mash up, etc.

The site has some top finds lists at: http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-

Here is a fun example: http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-

Quite a powerful tool!  Nathan



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