Via Fraser, Stuart, and—coming soon!—the entire remainder of the British blogosphere, comes news that Google Maps UK is finally here.
As a self-professed cartophile, this can only be great news. The mapping looks like it's based on the same data as Map24, perhaps as a result of the recent deal between the two companies. This also means that there the same (intentional?) anomalies pop up in Google's offering. Looking locally, the most egregious of these are Taybridge Drive for Clarkston Road and Duntaylor Avenue for Eastwoodmains Road. Both of these are main southside roads (the B762/767 and A726, respectively), but the errors aren't limited to classified routes (I mean: Chewton Way for University Avenue? Not far from Inverquhomery Road for Great Western Road!). Of course, these could be copyright traps, but surely it would be better to hide these out of the way, rather than on some of the most prominent roads in our cities. (Of course, they could just be considering Glasgow in its entirety to be out of the way: behold the wave of umbrage….)
All-in-all, though, it's a nice development, and good to see Google investing in the UK. I'm counting the days for satellite photos.