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Wednesday, 8 February 2006 | link | tag | / TheWell
I finally got around to updating the way I collect satelite images that are linked to the images on TheWell. Previously I was using the TerraServer to obtain image data, but it was a bit slow and sometimes didn't work.

Google has been offering the use of its Google Maps API for some time now, the same data that is used in the GoogleEarth product can be embedded into a webpage very easily.

In addition to changing the mapping imaging, GoogleMaps also allowed me to plot track data onto the images, so you can see the path taken for a few hours either side of when an image was taken.

Take a look at an example.