Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth (ExtremeTech) by Martin C. Brown

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By Martin C. Brown

This exclusive source includes 500 pages of jaw-dropping hacks, mods, and customizations. those comprise growing mashups with facts from different resources similar to Flickr, development an area station tracker, hacking Maps with Firefox PiggyBank, and construction an entire neighborhood web site with Maps and Earth. you can now map out destinations, get using instructions, zoom into any aspect at the globe, reveal genuine time site visitors, and masses extra.

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To write to the museum, you would use this simple address, along with the postal code SE10 9NF. ) But if you are on the ground and need to actually locate the building for a visit, you need something more specific; Greenwich is too large a district to have to search on foot. You need a street name (in this case, Park Row) in order to locate the museum’s precise position. Having this information will help you find the correct street sign (if you already happen to be in the vicinity) or look up the street on a map.

7 8 Part I — Basics FIGURE 1-1: The Brooklyn Bridge from its base. Chapter 1 — Using Geographical Information FIGURE 1-2: The Brooklyn Bridge from the Staten Island Ferry. The same can be said of any set of photos that show the same subject. For example, photos of a property don’t always give you an accurate impression of a house or building because you don’t necessarily know from where the photo was taken, which direction the photographer was facing, or what the content of the photo is in relation to other photos that might be in the same file.

You do, however, have access to a computer. The first rule of survival is to find something to eat, so you do a search on one of the various business directories on the Internet and find a list of restaurants easily enough. Table 1-1 shows a list of some of Grantham’s restaurants and their addresses. The list treats the information you’ve gained as simply a list of restaurants and their addresses. To make use of information in this format, you either need to know Grantham and its streets really well or you need a map in order to make heads or tails of the addresses.

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