3
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2answers
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Google maps white striations / false artifacts

What are the common white striations running from NW to SE visible when you zoom in around 5mi scale? For example at (+81, -80)? But they appear 'all over'. Are they snow drifts? or satellite sweeps? ...
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2answers
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Third party base layer other than Google map

Can we use third party base map (images tiles) for displaying vector data?, like we use google map as base layer for displaying vector data in OpenLayers application.
6
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1answer
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What causes these shiny artifacts in Google Maps imagery?

Do you know what causes artifacts like this one: Source: ...
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6answers
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What is this “brown spot” in Google maps?

I was in Google maps today and noticed near Baltimore, US where the river is, there's a huge brown spot. Is this due to all of the waste? If so, will this keep going all the way into the ocean?