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Re: google satellite map

  • Subject: Re: google satellite map
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 06:01:41 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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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.
> Jim.

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:


Stunning stuff, I assure you. Having played with it, the bandwidth flow is

The viewer of images is not innovative. It is based on AJAX (JavaScript,
XML). See a similar technology used for the largest image in the world (2.5



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