A little while ago we wrote to Google to ask if they would update their imagery for Dunbar & district. At long last, Google have made the update. I am sure it had little to do with us, but thanks all the same!
Decent resolution images have not been available to Google Maps users, despite their availability elsewhere. In fact, some desert regions had better coverage. I wonder why?
The new images aren’t so up to the minute, but never mind. The earlier ones were so bad that any improvement is welcome. Thanks again Google!
Ordnance Survey has recently opened up access to a number of products with the launch of OS OpenData on 1 April 2010, under the ‘Making Public Data Public’ initiative.
Here’s what they say on the website:
OS OpenData will support digital innovation, democratic accountability and social engagement, and will enable business, government, communities and individuals to benefit from easier access to the use of Geographic Information (GI).