Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hey What's That - Terrain Panoramas Mashup

Here's a nifty mashup using Google Maps. It computes a skyline terrain panorama from a given location.



The computed skyline isn't bad, although a bit optimistic (I'm pretty sure you can't see the Olympics from downtown Vancouver!). I think this particular query is ignoring earth curvature (although apparently you can choose to take it into account.)

The site uses it's own SRTM dataset. The gazetteer is impressive - not sure how they get that information.

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Heywhatsthat is number one. No 2 is http://www.geocontext.org/publ/2010/04/profiler/en/