Google Announces Clear Skies for Google Maps and Earth [Images]

Posted June 26, 2013 at 11:29pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12885 views

Google announced new satellite imagery for all Google mapping products today that virtually eliminates clouds, includes refreshed imagery for regions of the world where high-resolution imagery is not yet available, and offers a more comprehensive and accurate view of the texture of our planet's landscape.

In 2002 NASA released the Blue Marble, a global image of the earth with a resolution of one kilometer per pixel, based on data from NASA’s MODIS instrument. Updated in 2005 to twice the resolution, it has remained the canonical globally-uniform picture of the earth for over a decade. With the Blue Marble as inspiration, we used Google Earth Engine technology to mine hundreds of terabytes of data from the USGS’s and NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite. The result is a seamless, globally-consistent image of the entire planet with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel, far finer than is possible with MODIS data alone.

Check out a few images below or hit the link for more information on how Google created the imagery.

Read More






Share
Add Comment
Raleigh - June 27, 2013 at 11:32am
What is with the lines that look like a grill?
80s_hipster - June 27, 2013 at 3:49am
Now I can see the outside of my house from the comfort of my couch. Gotta love technology
Follow iClarified
Google AdSense App for iPhone Gets Additional Reports, Visual Improvements to Graphs, More
500px Gets Support for iOS 8, Direct Photo Upload Through Share Sheets
500px for iOS has been updated with support f...
Black Market Takes Over the iPhone 6 Lines [Video]
Filmmaker Casey Neistat has posted a new vide...
iPhone 6 Slow Motion Wine Pour at 240fps [Video]
Check out this slow motion wine pour test of ...
Verizon iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Users Get Simultaneous Voice and Data
Verizon users who have the iPhone 6 and iPhon...