everything from Google Earth - a visual look that allows you to
fly the globe, close-up - to maps. Be aware that you need to do
a major download for Google Earth. For Google Maps, simply pan
around. You can use the bottom right-hand overview to slide the
area covered around the globe and then zoom in on the target area.
Start with the magnification slider near full minus if you have
trouble locating the right country!
If you're looking for an
address in the US or Europe, here's a great resource.
|Zoom, zoom, zoom:
from seeing countries to seeing streets! You can even start with
a globe, rotate the globe, then zoom in! Smooth, fast and impressive.
You won't get down to every street name though, and the map is
not huge - but hey, with worldwide coverage, it#s hard to be too
a map from your own input - or buy a map. Covers major worldwide
cities. Add places of interest, or what takes your fancy - but
don't expect to see individual streets!
suited to peeking at where you are going than getting a map to
use in real time! You can print the maps.
Map a US address or routes
|While it achieves
its objectives, it freely admits that the routes might be 'creative'
at times (eg leaving and then returning to the same interstate
highway). Also, translating the screen map into something useful
in a vehicle might be something else again.
world atlas information - this is the place to go if you
want a clear black-and-white image.
|Not the fastest
resource and not the most detailed. You may be able to locate
a place, but forget looking for detail.
wide-selection of maps - many produced by the Central Intelligence
|Because the size
of these maps are sometimes quite large - many pixels - they may
take some time to download. (It does tell you how big they are
before you try.) If you are interested in detail, or are perhaps
a student, they could prove very useful.
a place name, street name, or post code, you get gret quality
maps from this supurb resource for the UK.