Friday, September 18, 2009

Google Maps Distance Calculator

Just found a very cool site -- a Google Maps Distance Calculator by Daft Logic.

Just search for a location anywhere in the world and click on a beginning and ending point, and it will tell you the exact disatnce using the longitude/latitude coordinates.

I use it to determine distances between points when I take panoramic photos. For example, in my earlier post about Parc des Buttes Chaumont, I took a picture of Sacre Coeur, the basilica that I had earlier taken pictures of from Galeries Lafayette and Notre Dame. The distance calculator allowed me to quickly identify how far away I was for each picture.

It also draws a straight line on the map showing the perspective which you can take a screen capture of and place the image on the blog.

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