[talk-ph] Wiki Loves Monuments needs some mapping help
jim at datalude.com
Tue Apr 10 08:04:26 BST 2012
Ed Garcia wrote, On Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 02:37 PM:
> Anyway, I have been locating many of these sites lately by using combined panoramio, google earth, wikimapia. Latest ones are some POIs in Cagayan Valley. Most often, I see some of these monuments tagged in panoramio photos that are linked to GE.
Google Maps (not Earth) has a feature where you can right click on any point on the map, and select "What's Here?". That puts a large green arrow on the map. If you then click on the arrow it will pop up the co-ordinates (in decimal as well as degrees, minutes, seconds). Thought that was quite handy. And also, as you're placing the arrow yourself, then you're not stealing any info from the Google database, so I imagine you can use this information unrestricted.
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