Thursday, 27 February 2014

Google highlights specialized maps from around the world in new online gallery




In December, Google collaborated with National Geographic to bring more than 500 of the magazine's historic maps online. The effort was created through Google Maps Engine, which lets third-party developer tools build maps on top of the company's location platform to create specialized maps. But National Geographic was only one of Google's partners — and today, the company is beginning to highlight the rest of them with the new Google Maps Gallery.
Nonprofit groups, government organizations and cities are among the groups that have contributed to the project so far. They have posted maps detailing municipal construction projects, old city plans, changing populations, and the path of deforestation. Early partners include the US...
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