[OSM-talk] Google Maps - OSM comparison

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Wed Dec 3 17:22:57 GMT 2008

David Earl wrote:
> There's have to be some indication that's what was wanted IMO.

I'm pretty sure Google Maps does this by default.

> Also, though I'm sure it is possible, and I could use optimizations of 
> various kinds, ordering by great circle distance (which you'd need to do 
> for this) is quite a lot more compute intensive in the ordering than the 
> local linear distances I'm using to order by when you qualify by place 
> ("Bahnhofstrasse in Munich").

I'm sure an approximation would be permissible :-)


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