Google Maps: Nairn in detail

January 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn 

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Google has finally updated Google Maps, allowing for a detailed satellite view of Nairn.

Previously, the view of the town was only a low resolution one that only provided a blurred outline of the buildings.

Now the image is in the high resolution detail that major cities already enjoy.

Judging by the satellite image, it was taken perhaps early in 2010, as work on the Maggot Rd flats has only just started – so no new houses at the end of the Lochloy development, and no Sainsburys.

The satellite image of Nairn on Google Maps can be found here.

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One Response to “Google Maps: Nairn in detail”

  1. Bill (Scotland) on February 2nd, 2012 11:33 am

    Yes, I saw that a few weeks back – it is a huge improvement, as are some of the recently-added street-view images – when using these to navigate around an area, one can see where images captured at different times are often threaded together – one imagines the processing power they deploy to do all this is impressive; apart from the differences in dates shown against individual scans, there are often subtle differences (sun in different position, cars present or missing in different images. Similarly at my place in Spain Google have recently re-visited (Aug/Sep last year) and put superb new street-view scanning in place, although some of the satellite images themselves remain as before.