This map tool allows users to create maps of any locality on Earth. It uses a Google-Maps-like interface which permits panning, zooming and re-centering the tool to obtain the correct location. Several types of imagery are available as overlays: map overlay, topography, satellite imagery, digital orthophotography, or Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) images. A cross-hair symbol appears to show the exact point on which the map is centered, and options on the control panel allow users to print, email or create links to the map they have created. The display shows the exact coordinates of the center of the map, as well as distance and direction to a few nearby place names. There is also a find function that allows searching by street address, city name , USA ZIP code, latitude and longitude, or URL of a Flickr photo that has geotags.


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