Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth

Google announced that it’s launching new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, and says it’s “virtually cloud-free”. This, of course, means clearer and more accurate imagery. Google Earth Engine tech lead Matt Hancher writes in a blog post,…

Bing Maps Massive Update Confirms That Dubai’s Still Building Crazy Islands

If you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere, you have likely noticed that summer is in full effect. ‘Tis the season for ice cream trucks, watermelons, Slip ‘n Slides, roller coasters, baseball, sweat-stenched outdoor music festivals, and, of course, trips to…

Google Earth Engine Puts Tons of New Satellite Data Online

Today Google launched something called Google Earth Engine at the International Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Google describes it as a new technology platform that puts an "unprecedented amount of satellite imagery" and data online for the first time. 

GeoEye Gets $3.8 Billion For Satellite Imagery Initiatives

GeoEye, the satellite provider, whose GeoEye-1 provides Google with what the company calls the world’s most advanced commercial satellite imagery, was just awarded a new $3.8 billion contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for increased commercial satellite-imaging capacity.

GeoEye highlights the following items that are included in the contract: