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January 22, 2007

Google Puts Australians on the Map


Australia celebrates its national day on 26 January and Google decided to do something special for this event: get high-resolution images for Google Maps / Google Earth.

Google Australia is celebrating Australia Day 2007 by photographing Sydney Harbour from the air, and we want to make sure as many of us as possible squeeze into the picture.

So when you see the Google branded plane flying overhead this January 26th, hoist a sign, arrange your family into a fun formation or just get a bunch of friends together to wave. (...) Wear or do something distinctive to make sure you can spot yourself.

It's interesting to note that the original Google Maps team is from Australia and that Google Maps Australia got its own subdomain last week.

2 comments:

  1. It's good to see that us Aussies, are heading towards first class Maps users. It seems we no longer need to put a ", Australia" on the end of every address search to make it work.

    Unfortunately this looks like a very cut down version of Maps at this stage. e.g. There are no driving directions.

    This is one feature where Microsoft's local.live.com completely wins over Google (at least within Australia).

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  2. Google Maps has been quietly updated quite a lot recently - have you noiced that they now have most of the roads in Africa mapped out, as well as the whole of Brazil?

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