Earth Maps!

Google Maps has a new option called ‘Earth’.

This is a hybrid between Google Earth and Google Maps but the most significant feature is that the satellite images are newer and appear to be at a higher resolution.

I have just spent a wee while counting feannagan (lazy-beds) on Lewis!

I only came across this option today but initial impressions are that it represents a significant advance.

If Google add Grid References and OS Mapping, they’ll meet most of my online mapping needs (the exception being old OS mapping that is currently only available at )

Today (Wed 19th May) I discover a Google Pilot for old OS maps at the National Library of Scotland site: and

This provides the ability to switch between OS, modern, terrain and satellite maps AT THE SAME SCALE. The last time I saw this was on an earlier version of the ‘old-maps’ site, but this looks vastly superior – it is fab!

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