Gaza map comparison – Google Maps vs Microsoft Virtual Earth vs Open Street Map

While I am not running off to the field these days I still want to what is out there for us to use.  A simple comparison between Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth and Open Street Map:

Google Maps

Google Maps

Virtual Earth

Microsoft Virtual Earth

OSM

Open Street Map

Google Maps is the clear winner.  However,  when you drill down the streets have limited detail and few street names.  Still, it is nice to see that someone took the time to map a bit of Gaza and provide us with a few tools.

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6 responses to “Gaza map comparison – Google Maps vs Microsoft Virtual Earth vs Open Street Map

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  4. OpenStreetMap data has got a lot better in the last 48 hours and more is on the way. Check it out here: http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=31.401&lon=34.429&zoom=11&layers=0B00FTF You will notice that we only have detail for the South East because that is all we have aerial photography for. We are looking to source photography for the whole of Gaza at the current time. Check out the OSM project-Gaza page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Palestine_Gaza

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