Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the rooftop of the Beacon Tower in Nanaimo, B.C.?
Would you like to know if there is a man selling hot dogs at the corner of Commercial and Wharf Streets in the Vancouver Island city's picturesque downtown?
Visitors to Google Earth can inspect almost every square centimetre of the city of 80,000, which has become the world's most active supplier of geographic data to the mapping search engine service from the U.S. portal site.
these days 10 centimetres on the ground in Nanaimo equals one pixel on Google Earth – significantly higher resolution than maps covering the rest of the world.
Globe and Mail - Visitors to Google Earth put Nanaimo on map - August 6, 2007