Google Maps finally covers high-resolution image near my home – the eastern part of Taipei. It’s kind of strange that they didn’t cover this area – where the highest building of the world is – at the first place.
No, I won’t tell you where my home is. If you visiting my site frequently, you would notice that my home is in the region that accidentally black-out yesterday.
Before Google had done that, UrMap has already providing maps of Taiwan with satellite image taken by Taiwan-owned satellite – the FormoSat 2. They released their API yesterday, and should enable a lot of coding geeks here to localize U.S. websites using Google Maps API (e.g. where to find wireless internet access.)
Another question comes into my mind is that when FormoSat 2 was made, they claim the max resolution would be 2m – images on UrMap just don’t seems that good, even worse than Google.
倒是我心中有個問題：福衛二號建造的時候它們說衛星照片的最高解析度是2公尺平方，但是 UrMap 上面的影像好像沒有這麼清楚，甚至比 Google 還差。