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Greetings from DC.

Two items.
1) Many of the online mapping services still lag behind in high resolution of
Europe. This site: offers some for about 63 cities.
Go to the home page and look for the "aerial photos" link, lower left.
Amsterdam and its canals look really cool from above.

2) Camera phone searching continues to slowly creep into the search world.
This post:

has word of some research from Microsoft and two services already offering
this type of technology. You'll also find links and several demos about a
related area of search, content based image retrieval. Basically, point your
camera phone at an object, ad, etc. and a web page will be returned or info
delivered via a text message. We also link to the Semipedia, an on-going
project that's working to make some of the entries in the Wikipedia camera
phone searchable.


p.s. Back to the aerial imagery. What about street-level imagery for Europe?
Go to and virtually walk each street of major
cities in France and Spain.
and click a location on the map. An street-level image of the precise spot you
clicked should appear. You can also zoom in/out of the map.

Gary D. Price, MLIS
Director of Online Information Resources,
Editor, ResourceShelf and DocuTicker
Gary Price Library Research and Internet Consulting

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