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Google has added a "terrain" feature to its Google Maps service, giving a nice bit of light relief to its hitherto decidedly flat cartographical offering: San Bruno Mountain State Park, San Francisco, as seen on Google Maps terrain layer While there's a limit to how close you can zoom in, users can at least get some idea of …

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"this view of Vulture Central's San Francisco Bureau headquarters"...

...has a strangely remodelled Transamerica Tower nearby!

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Not on the API yet

Though I can't see many of our customers needing it.

Nice gimmick, though Pen-y-Pass appears to be labelled as Snowdon. I suppose it makes life easier for people wanting to walk it.

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Is that really El Reg?

I would think El Reg headquarters would be a bit further north. In between Bunker Road, and Slacker Hill?

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&layer=c&cbll=37.794078,-122.402922&ll=37.835005,-122.4861&spn=0.022709,0.040169&t=p&z=15

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Traffic?

What's that traffic option? Only available for US maps?

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Ah but

The Satellite image now includes the google map data so you can no longer just see the satellite image.

Shame as I like printing off areas as presents for family. (everyone loves a satellite image of their house) and it is nice to see the uncluttered satellite image.

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@Hedley Phillips

You can get rid of the overlay on the satellite images by unchecking 'Show Labels' under the 'Satellite' button (when in that view)

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Love it

@Hedley Phillips

You can remove the labels from Satellite view by hovering your pointer over Satellite to reveal a checkbox to "Show labels" :)

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Rolled back by years

Anyone know why the satellite imagery (specifically for a lot of the UK) seems to have rolled back by years? The views of where I live are now back to showing stuff from before I moved in to my house, which was seven YEARS ago now!!

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Rough Seas

The sea looks a little rough off the coast of Flamborough

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.795089,-122.402871&spn=0.001967,0.003637&z=18&om=1&layer=c&cbll=37.794078,-122.402922&cbp=1,585.5876399612763,,0,-2.3750110637723645

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Bloody useless...

... how am I to know that my house is going to be above sea level after global warming without the bleeding CONTOUR LINES!??!

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