Google 45 vs. Bing

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10/12/11 11:46 PM

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Speaking of Google's 45 degree imagery, what's the policy on this?

My own feeling is that there should be only two Google types, straight overhead sat / aerial, and street-view.

The angular aerial should, I think, be the domain of Bing...

Either way, of course, it's small potatoes, non-issue, just idle brain waves...
10/13/11 12:01 AM

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The current state evolved slowly over time as each new type service was added.

Map type 1:

Google overhead (GM) or
Google 45 degree or
Bing overhead (Bing) or
Birds Eye View (BEV) or

Map Type 2:

Google Street View or
Bing's version of Street View (whenever we figure out how to handle the URL)

In other words Street View is a type and all others is another type. So even if one location is covered in all seven mapping services there will be at most two submissions for that location.

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