Google Maps, Earth refreshed with more high-res images worldwide

Google Maps, Earth refreshed with more high-res images worldwide

Summary: Google Maps and Google Earth are now offering an even more comprehensive glance at major landmarks worldwide with more and better aerial images.

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If you're looking for a bit of an escape on a Friday afternoon, you can probably get away with it thanks to some more updates to Google Maps and Earth.

Google announced today that it rolling out an "extensive refresh" for its high-resolution aerial and satellite images, which are viewable on both Google Maps and Google Earth.

The aerial collection will be updated in more than 20 locations across the United States and Europe while satellite imagery is being boosted in over 60 regions worldwide.

Furthermore, the image collection is going to include new 45 degree imagery in Google Maps across more 30 new cities in the United States, France and Spain.

The detail in these images is actually quite remarkable. Over on the official Google Maps blog, Google geo data strategist Eric Kolb pointed out a few examples of major landmarks ranging from baseball stadiums to religious centers, highlighting just how more comprehensive and accurate Maps and Earth are becoming.

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A full list of the locations where the satellite and aerial images have been updated is available online on the Google Maps blog now.

Images via The Official Google Maps blog

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  • Amazing

    That is amazing the way it is already.
    One view I could see us washing our S3B at Nas Cecil Field.
    Years ago.
    MoeFugger
  • Also need update

    on development country, the images also need to be updated more frequently. because new building added.
    example : jakarta, many new house and building in last year.
    OOps I check the historical imagery, new image is there, but it is more darker, and lower resolutions :(
    (so thats why google still showing older images)
    Utomo Prawiro
  • Hopefully, Google has improved the detail on their 45 degree 3D images.

    So far, the detail on these is nothing short of atrocious. I have no idea why you refer to them as anything but poor.
    Bruizer
  • Still inferior...

    To Bing Maps imagery.

    For the same location, Google imagery is distorted and has washed out colors. Judge for yourself.

    http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=cathedrale+st-andre&mkt=en&FORM=HDRSC4
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=h&ie=UTF8&ll=44.837989,-0.577254&spn=0.001883,0.00228&z=18&source=embed
    TheCyberKnight
  • Updated?

    Yet the images of my area are almost 4 years out of date...
    mwyres@...