The very wonderful Google Maps now covers the UK. Some interesting points.
- Zoom all the way out and the world appears to consist of N America, UK and Ireland. With the UK a litle south of Iceland in the middle of the Atlantic. The rest of the world seems to have shrunk. And Mexico is alarmingly empty.
- Google's idea of what constitutes a road (or rather navteq) is rather different to everyone else's I've spotted several "roads" that are little more than cart tracks and may or may not be RUPPs or BOATs.
- Sad that the UK has much less satellite data than the US. The Zoom level fades very early. There's actually more detail of Iceland than the UK.

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