Here’s a quick and easy way to make wallpaper/desktops for your computer from Google maps…gMerge is a python script that merges Google Maps satellite “tiles” in order to produce a wallpaper (or even a poster!). For some reason the town I grew up in continues to not be visible on Google maps, ah well. [via] Link.
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For the perl inclinded, the module WebService::GoogleMaps allows you to do similar things. It was written by Karl Lohner, and is very cool.
Here is a little perl script I wrote that uses the module to generate a static image from google maps. You can also view source from that link. The source is almost all wrapper around ~3 calls to WebService::GoogleMaps, which does all of the work.
All hail google maps!
Try WorldWind… very cool. Free, open source, NASA, (but Windows only for now). -ben
It worked great til I got this message.
The Google Maps team recently noticed your Google Maps tile “stitcher”/ wallpaper maker at http://gmerge.2ni.net/. Google is always happy to see developers interested in our products and we commend you on the service. That said, we would appreciate it if you voluntarily remove your service and stop using Google Maps on your web site. The service violates the Maps Terms of Service available at http://www.google.com/help/terms_local.html, and jeopardizes our ability to make Google Maps available to the public because it encourages non-personal use of Google Maps.
Come and meet the gMerge developers at the O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference (June 29-30) in San Francisco.
Greg and I will present some new projects at the Where Fair. See you there!
Whats up with this?
Thanks for the plug, Rich. Nice little cgi you’ve got there!
Get any image on internet on your mobile as wallpaper. It’s cool.