30 Mar 2007

yahoo has better satellite pics than google in hk

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i was playing around with flickr trying to (geotag) place one of my photos and noticed that google map's satellite picture of hong kong is shrouded in smog/fog, whereas yahoo's one is crystal clear (damn i can't get yahoo to give me a link like google maps, but just search for HK and find the abandoned airport). also note that the angle of the photos are slightly different. I thought these pics would be straight down at 90 degrees from the surface, but it doesn't seem to be. yahoo's seem to be on more of an angle compared to google's.

with that said, yahoo unfortunately doesn't have street maps for hong kong where as google has both chinese and english street names.

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