Nokia's photorealistic 3D models of metropolitan areas initially include:
- Barcelona - Boston - Chicago - London - Copenhagen - Florence - Helsinki - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Madrid - Miami - Milan - New York - Oslo - Prague - San Francisco - Stockholm - Toronto - Venice - Vienna
http://maps.ovi.com/3d/ (plugin required) - servers are in demand currently and might not get the full picture - wait a few days for the hype to calm down.
(note: Open Street Map does have a service with one major benefit over Google Map Maker - data you create (with many thousands of others) is available to everyone for free even if commercial organization.
8.1 You Must Be a Non-Profit Entity, a Government Agency, or an Individual. You must be a non-profit entity, a government agency, or an individual acting on a not-for-profit basis. For-profit entities and individuals acting on a for-profit basis are not permitted to use the Map Maker Source Data, but may be eligible to use Google's other geo-related products, such as the Google Maps APIs, according to the terms of service for those products.
8.2 Your Map Project Must Be Non-Commercial and Free of Charge to Users.
(a) Your Map Project must be for non-commercial uses only. You cannot use Your Map Project to either directly or indirectly generate revenue as part of a for-profit enterprise. For example, Your Map Project cannot be hosted on the website of a for-profit company. However, Your Map Project can be hosted on the website of a validly-registered non-profit or governmental entity (as determined by the applicable law of your jurisdiction).
(b) Your Map Project must be free of charge. You may require users to log in to Your Map Project but you cannot require users to pay a fee (unless you have entered into a separate written agreement with Google or obtained Google's written permission to do so).
8.3 Your Map Project Must Provide Google with Attribution. Unless otherwise agreed to by Google in a written amendment to these Terms, in every instance in which the Map Maker Source Data are used in Your Map Project, Your Map Project must include the following attribution notice in accordance with the requirements below:
Runner and Spectators can use the map to find locations around the course. Use the interactive Timeline Bar to find out when lead runners go past. Streetview is available now to view the location also.
Look out for Crowd Density Mapping - live on the race day
Google Maps Mania Keir Clarke created this London Video Map in about two minutes from a Google My Map. Essentially all I needed to do was post in the URL of my Google My Map to create a finished map.
Despite the ease of use of Map Channels there are also a large number of options available. You can define the initial map view, use your own marker images, add traffic and Panoramio layers, set the map language and adjust a number of other map settings.
Once a map is created you get a URL for your map or you can embed the map in your own website or blog.
View weather and 1:25,000 scale [Explorer Range] Maps
bug: when panning with toolbar pan panning does not stop [FireFox 4.]
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