I’ve made a Google Aerial Map Tile Stitcher in PHP.
I prefer to be a legal type. No, I don’t wear a cape and a wig, or any of that shennanigans. But I like to pay for things that I value. Music, software, videos – I do it all.
So, to produce a nicely printed aerial-view map for my wall, I attempted to purchase a copy. Having been quoted more than £1000 for the honour of a picture of my local river (the beautiful, if rather muddy, River Deben near Ipswich), I decided that honourable intent drew the line somewhere.
So I put together a program to download a Google Aerial Map. They have some really nice imagery, though for London, it doesn’t beat Microsoft’s, especially with the multi-angle view. But they have a nice shot of the river.
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