Google Sharpens Imagery In Maps and Earth

Posted by at 11:10 am on June 27, 2016

Google Earth

Google today said it has updated the satellite images in Google Maps and Google Earth with much higher-resolution pictures.

The company put to use imagery captured by the Landsat 8 satellite, which launched in 2013, to improve the clarity, color, and resolution. Google says it also improved its processing techniques, using millions of images to create the clearest-possible mosaics through the same Earth Engine APIs that scientists use.

Google parsed more than 700 trillion pixels culled from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery. Google says the new, sharper imagery is now available across all its mapping products.

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