There are numerous other resources which can be of tremendous use to both map designers and the consumers of these types of services alike. Some of those resources include:

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Bing Maps – http://www.bing.com/maps/ Bing Maps is a tremendous resource provides detailed street-level maps and access to free, reasonably-current satellite imagery, and oblique aerial photography over a wide area of North America, Europe and other locations.
 

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ColorBrewer – http://www.colorbrewer2.org/ This Flash-based service (sorry, Mac iOS users) is an interesting tool that allows cartographers and end users alike to experiment with different color combinations and systems for the maps they are creating. An interesting site for individuals who need to make quick decisions related to color, and/or who have had little/no educational training on how and when to use various colors in their designs.
 

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Google Maps – https://www.google.com/maps/ Google Maps is a tremendous resource provides detailed street-level maps and access to free, reasonably-current satellite imagery, and oblique aerial photography over a wide area of North America, Europe and other locations.
 

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Google Earth – http://www.google.com/earth Google Earth is a stunning collection of satellite imagery and maps covering a broad geographic area. It also allows users to view at least a handful (for now) of downtown metropolitan areas in oblique views…as well as the overlay and upload of custom-designed graphics from firms such as mapformation, allowing clients to view their property maps in relation to other geospatial information already included within the Google Earth service.
 

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NASA World Wind – http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/ World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.
 

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Vischeck – http://www.vischeck.com/ A fantastic, free online service that will help you to both view imagery as it appears to individuals with various forms of color blindness, as well as correct/optimize images for these individuals using a tool they call “Daltonize.”

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