Coastline Features in Google Maps

harboursGoogle Maps appears to be promoting coastline features and bodies of water above major cities in its terrain view. Far enough out, you will see harbours and banks; further in the usual littering of cities takes over.

Interesting for the fact somebody has clearly decided this is a better way to help people navigate in this view – maps and satellite views both continue to show cities at all zoom levels.

Separately, while coverage of Street View in the UK continues to grow (large chunk of north-west Scotland, and more motorways), I’m wondering when they’ll get round to adding the photos presumably taken while the cars were in Fareham and Petersfield summer last year…