So, you've either bought the [brand new iPhone 5](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/apple/apple-hardware-and-devices/news/433802/apples-disappointing-iphone-5-sells-out-within-the-hour) or have upgraded your existing iPhone to iOS 6 and discovered, like half the Internet it would appear, that the new Apple Maps which have replaced Google Maps are, to be polite, an utter and total stinking FAIL. I'm no Apple hater, in fact quite the opposite as I own and use an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4S on a daily basis. However, I'm not so much of a fanboy that I cannot call it as it is when Apple gets things very wrong indeed. ![dweb-mapfail](/attachments/small/0/dweb-mapfail.jpg "align-right") Thankfully, having fallen …

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[URL="http://earth.google.com/"]Google Earth[/URL] now supports the use of historical imagery -- back to 1945 in some areas -- that lets users see how certain areas have changed over time. As described by [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_earth"]Wikipedia[/URL], Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program that was originally called Earth Viewer, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. To [URL="http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/ug_gps.html#historicalimagery"]access historical imagery[/URL], do one of the following within the Google Earth application: Click View > Historical Imagery …

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The tabloid newspapers are full of it, some here in the UK even have the [URL="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2255989.ece"]Google Ocean image[/URL] on the front page. Hardly surprising when you consider that it would appear the Google mapping app has discovered the mythical underwater city of Atlantis. The image, taken from the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3919.html"]recently launched[/URL] Google Ocean application, shows a grid of lines in a perfect rectangle about the size of the country of Wales. It was spotted by British aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford, 600 miles off the west coast of Africa. It just so happens that the Madeira Abyssal Plane, off the coast of …

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The End.