OpenAerialMap: Google SuperOverlay

One of the things I forgot about in my previous post: TileCache now has “superoverlay” support for some limited cases, and OAM is the first real test case of that. You can check it out by downloading OAM KML and offer any feedback to me.

I’ve actually found myself very disappointed with this support: It seems that Google downloads all the tiles in series, with no parallelization. The end result is that it takes *forever* to actually get down to an area, though I think I’ve worked out a solution that will make that much better (at the cost of sometimes dropping out the OAM images before the next layer is ready to display).

So, if you’re a Google Earth user, and want to see what OAM is all about, grab the KML above and start spinning the globe around.

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