Google Maps Gets Beautiful New High-Resolution Imagery

    July 27, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Google announced some new updates for Google Earth and Google Maps, including a new catalog of high-resolution and satellite imagery, as well as 45° imagery.

Google has published high-res aerial and satellite imagery for 25 cities and 72 countries/regions. New 45° imagery includes coverage for 21 U.S. cities and 7 international locations.

The following cities have new high res aerial imagery: Antelope Wells NM; Bryce Canyon UT; Green Bay WI; Huron, SD; Hutchinson, KS; Olympia WA; Park Hills, MO; Peach Springs, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Placerville, CA; Riverside, CA; Rosenfeld, TX; Waverly, OH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria; Alicante, Spain; Denia, Spain; Gandia, Spain; Las Rozas, Spain; Lugo, Spain; Santander, Spain; Sueca, Spain; Vitoria, Spain; Bern, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; and Nyon, Switzerland.

These countries and regions have new high-res satellite updates: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Greenland, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

These cities have new high-res 45° imagery: Anderson, CA; Beech Island – New Ellenton, GA; Cape Girardeau, MO; Carthage, MO; Chicago, IL; Clarksville (outskirts), TN; Columbus – Reynoldsburg, OH; Dayton, OH; Everett, WA; Galena, KS; Idaho Falls, ID; Joplin, MO; Lafayette (outskirts), LA; Lancaster, CA; Louisville, KY; Lowell, MA – Nashua, NH; Pittsburgh, PA; Pueblo (outskirts), CO; Redding, CA; Springfield, IL; Yuba City, CA, Birmingham, UK; Catania, Italy; Denia, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Meyrin – Vernier, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Here are a few shots Google has highlighted:

Olympic Park and Village, Stratford, London, United Kingdom

Olympic Park

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

The Frauenkirche


The Trump International Hotel and Tower

  • http://N/A Brian Ahrens

    I have found this programmost useful in finding places and being able to in form others how to reach places of interst . I also the ability of the program to produce ground profiles of routes msrked on the maps.

  • Brian Hughes

    We have not been able to get on the Google Map site for about three days. Is it still available?