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Different mapping systems, such as Google Maps and Bing Maps, provide ways to map locations and aerial or satellite views. For the sake of consistency, articles in Celsus should use sources like these in the following order of preference:
  1. Bing Maps, aerial views, bird's eye views (with views from 4 directions)
  2. Bing Maps, aerial views, satellite views
  3. Google Maps, satellite views

Purpose

The advantage to using such resources is that they allow users not just to see the libraries in their contexts on maps and satellite views, but in the case of the aerial views of Bing Maps, to provide various angles of buildings and their surroundings. Users can move around the neighborhoods and see what buildings or parks are nearby. They can get a sense of the scale of a library in the middle of a dense urban landscape or a small village residential neighborhood.

Instructions

For the sake of consistency, treat these applications like other images, except that it is not necessary to post descriptions or intellectual property statements in the captions. Align the shots on the right normally, unless it is the focal point of a discussion, in which case it may be centered in the page and larger than the standard 1/3 page width normally used for images.
The mapping systems have their own instructions. Follow them by using street addresses or library names to identify the view desired. Both systems allow for the imbedding of their results into a page such as those here on Celsus.

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Examples

Using the bird's eye view through Bing Maps, and copying the URL from the "Share your map" icon at the lower left portion of the screen,

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