Tuesday June 28, 2016

Google Updates Maps And Earth NASA Satellite Imagery

Google announced today that it has updated Google Maps and Google Earth using tons of data from NASA's newest Landsat satellite. You should be seeing the updated imagery in both apps soon. I snagged the example image below from the announcement page to give you an idea of the difference in quality:

News Image

Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. Satellite images are often cloudy, but not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.