Mobile locator lost on Google maps

A Sydney-based mobile property location service has dropped Google Maps in favor of aerial photography which has sharper resolution.

MapShed has developed an application which integrates disparate data from separate Web services and presents them on the user's mobile phone.

Managing director Roy Hill said MapShed is a Web services company which has access to a live database of 10.5 million land parcels.

"When we went down to the land parcel boundary, Google wasn't good enough," Hill said. "A satellite pic(ture) from Google is 60cm per pixel and aerial photographs are 10cm per pixel."

The mobile application also pulls property data from the likes of

Hill said the land database is about 4TB in size and growing.