Tuesday, November 09, 2010

New Aerial Imagery Released

Google have released new aerial imagery on Google Maps.

Google's aerial view is similar to Bing Map's bird's eye view, giving an oblique rather than an overhead view. The new imagery is available in Tuscon, Arizona, Norfolk, VA, San Antonio,TX and Albuquerque, NM.

This Aerial View Map now includes aerial imagery from a number of US locations and from Venice and South Africa.

Bird's Eye View

This application places Bing Maps' Bird's Eye View side by side with Google Maps' aerial view. You can view the same locations as seen by Bing and Google Maps.

I have added an image from the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tuscon to the map.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Does anyone know how Google is acquiring this imagery?

What technology are they using?

Are they using Pictometry?

Based on everything I know, this imagery can only be acquired through low altitude local flying using a four or five lense camera integrated with an IMU. Pictometry pretty much has a lock on this domain with broad patents.