Google Maps Updates Imagery for a Bevy of LocalesBy: Drew Bowling - April 20, 2012
Google’s Lat Long Blog announced that it’s published updated imagery with higher resolution for an enormous host of locations around the globe in both Google Maps and Google Earth. The full list is at the bottom of this article, but to illustrate exactly how many places got the update, see the images below of different regions of our tiny blue dot. The areas receiving updates have been outlined in red, so if you see red lines around your neck of the woods then you’ll soon be enjoying a higher resolution whenever you want a bird’s eye view of home.
India, Pakistan, and other neighboring countries:
A scattering of small areas across Europe:
Various locations across Australia:
Of course, there are locations not featured in the above images that received resolution updates; these are just the parts of the world that most of them appear to have received them. The comprehensive list is below was provided by the Lat Long Blog.
High Resolution Aerial Updates:
USA: Aberdeen, SD; Amarillo, TX; Billings, MT; Bismark, ND; Cape Cod, MA; Chester, SC; Chicago, IL; Clemson, SC; Columbia, SC; Glasgow, MT; Havre, MT; Jamestown, ND; Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Long Island, NY; Macon, GA; Pierre, SD; Red Lake, MN; Sheridan, WY; Ulysses, KS; Wenatchee, WA
Brazil: Belo Horizonte
Argentina: Mar del Plata
Countries/regions receiving high resolution satellite updates:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Fiji, Macedonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe