Terrain Data Now Part Of Google's Base Maps

Oct 29, 2012 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google announced they have now made terrain and vegetation data as part of the base map view on Google Maps.

Here is a before and after view:

Google Maps Terrain

As you can see, the terrain, color gradations to depict vegetation, and labels for natural land formations are clearly there now.

Google added:

This enriched visual data allows you to quickly and easily see where the great forests, deserts, and mountain ranges around the world begin and end. It also conveys how natural land formations can impact where, how and why man-made developments like urban cities, dams and bridges are made.

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10/29/2012 01:03 pm

Looks better :)


10/29/2012 05:58 pm

It also highlights trails more clearly, which is a nice feature for this map view.

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