Monday, January 23, 2006

Google announces improved imagery for Google Maps!

The Official Google Blog contains a very interesting post that describes some upgrades that should get all Google Maps buffs excited - improved zoom levels and imagery that matches with Google Earth! Here is an excerpt:

"..We're always trying to improve the imagery in Google Earth and Google Local, but our latest update is bigger than usual. Not only have we added extensive 6-inch imagery for many parts of the U.K., but we've updated the Google Local database to match the coverage we have in Google Earth, and (drum roll, please) ... we've added two more zoom levels in Google Local's Satellite mode! Now for many areas around the world you can see a lot more detail than you could before. (read the entire post)

Note: This change does not seem to have affected API sites or "mashups" (Thanks to Tagzania) Be sure to check my list of "Collections" sites that organize links to Google Maps
satellite views for you.

Have fun rediscovering Google Maps!

(Special thanks to Kevin Fitzpatrick and James Turnbull (Google Sightseeing) for tipping me off on this news!)

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