Virtual Earth map is now the default map

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The new implementation of the Virtual Earth map that uses the MapCruncher-produced satellite image and aerial photograph, is now the default map:

http://www.ecomapcostarica.com/map/index.shtml

The original MapServer/OpenLayers map continues to be available here:

http://www.ecomapcostarica.com/map/index_ol.shtml

None of the commercial map systems have sufficient coverage of the Leaves & Lizards property, so in 2008 I had to implement our own maps using MapServer and OpenLayers. In the past year it has become practical to create our own satellite tile layer using Microsoft MapCruncher. This has made a usable Virtual Earth map a practical proposition. Debbie at Leaves & Lizards supplied the aerial photograph which has also been included in the new Virtual Earth map.

9 days and we shall be at Leaves & Lizards for the 2009 field season...

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