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Journal of nicholas (3034)

Tuesday April 19, 2005
04:51 AM

Google maps does airstrip one

[ #24271 ]

Now on Google maps if you drag America off to the left you'll discover that a new pair of islands has appeared in the previously endless sea. Yes. Google maps now does .uk and .ie. None of the rest of Europe - it's still part of the endless sea. I guess Google maps now roughly corresponds to Dubya's world view. :-)

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  • I suppose it's fairly pretty [google.co.uk], and they've also gone for my favourite colour scheme!
  • They do not seem to have populated the database with any irish information. Nothing I search for brings back any useful results. Strange as I assumed they pulled it from the same source as the maps and their is plenty of map data for Ireland.Still it is beta so maybe they will get around to it.
    • The actual business address data is provided by Yell.com (as credited at the bottom right of search results), and since they don't cover Ireland it'll be a lot more work for Google to do this.
      • I meant the location search more than the business search. It feels a little strange to see Dublin on the map but for a search for Dublin to not return Dublin,Ireland.
        Then again its cool to have the maps available at all,just a pity google ireland havn't managed to get a maps.google.ie in place.
  • I'm waiting for the tie in to the satellite information now. Demanding much, am I ? Well, the USians 'ave it. Why not us, huh ? I'm waiting to be embarassed by someone pointing me to it ;)

    It's wonderful stuff though. I trashed my Multimap bookmark then and there.

  • I am not looking for a discussion or argument ... I've just been reading lately a lot of people talking about the "Anglosphere," remarking about how it was the English-speaking nations -- Australia, UK, U.S., and even the English-speaking Canadians -- who were largely behind the war in Iraq, and how there is may be some benefit in a treaty between English-speaking nations.

    I'd never really thought of the world as easily separable by language like that, across great distances, but it actually seems to make s
    • ...just happened across this entry. I realize you weren't looking for discussion or arguement, and I hope to not provide the latter, but I think two things are worth pointing out.

      With an obvious exception (the US), the associations are there in the Commonwealth of Nations [wikipedia.org], which has existed since the 1920s and currently has its most effect through cultural links instead of explicit treaties (though there are a number of policies that are harmonized between Commonwealth countries).

      What that means for in

      --

      -DA [coder.com]

      • Secondly, as an American living in Canada, who moved here just before September 2001, I can say pretty clearly that english-speaking Canada was not solidly behind the war in Iraq; an ipsos-reid poll I just dug up says two weeks after the war started, 54% of English Canada supported the war

        What I meant was that it was a solid majority (which I think this poll shows, pretty clearly). I didn't mean to imply the support was overwhelming.