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Re: google satellite map

  • Subject: Re: google satellite map
  • From: Frances Del Rio <fdr58@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 14:17:53 -0400
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
Jim Ley wrote:

On 28 Jun 2005 17:06:16 -0700, autogoor@yahoo.com wrote:

If you visit maps.google.com and select "satellite", you get a pic. But
it is not <img href="...">,

Yes it is, it's simply images, there's no other magic involved, the entire script is pretty simple, the only complicated thing is the edge network of high bandwidth servers that make it work remotely timely, the actual script is pretty simple.


I second that. The bandwidth issue can be immensely hard to solve, but
Google have got way too much bandwidth to spare. Have you heard about
Google using their bandwidth to do some caching, thereby speeding up your
browsing? If you are astounded by Google's use of satellite images, see the
program they unleashed yesterday:


I get a JavaScript error when put mouse over image...

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