Google Mapping clear skies Google Maps Earth

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C)Google Mapping clear skies Google Maps Earth June 26, 2016

D)Google Mapping clear skies To celebrate the sunny days of summer (in the northern hemisphere at least). We’re unveiling new satellite imagery for all Google mapping products today. This stunning new imagery of the earth from space 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. google mapping clear skies

E)Google Mapping clear skies The new, even more beautiful global view in Maps and Earth.

Google Mapping clear skies 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.

F)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.

To get a feel for the difference, here’s a comparison of the Grand Canyon. First from the. Blue Marble Next Generation (courtesy NASA’s Earth Observatory). And then in our new Landsat-based imagery.google mapping clear skies

The Grand Canyon. As seen by MODIS and by Landsat 7.

G)The Landsat 7 satellite suffered. A hardware failure early in its life that introduced striped artifacts into all of its images. By analyzing a large number of images we were able to virtually eliminate these stripes. As well as clouds and other atmospheric effects. The process was very similar. To how we produced theglobal timelapse imagery of the earth. That we released last month. google mapping clear skies

Castellón, Spain: One example Landsat 7 image, and the final combined image.

H)The resulting 800,000 megapixel global image is so big that if you wanted to print it at a standard resolution. Of 300 dots per inch. You would need a piece of paper the size of a city block!. Google mappinggoogle mapping clear skies

Northwestern South America: before and after.

I)Mining data from a large number of Landsat images of each area allowed. Us to reconstruct cloud-free imagery even in tropical regions that are always at least partly cloudy. google mapping clear skies

Central Papua, Indonesia: before and after.

J)We prioritized recent data when it was available. So this update also includes refreshed imagery in many regions of the world. Especially in areas where high-resolution imagery is not available. Including parts of Russia, Indonesia, and central Africa. Google mappinggoogle mapping clear skies

Agricultural expansion in Saudi Arabia: before and after.

This new picture of the earth also reveals the texture of the landscape with greater clarity than ever before. google mapping clear skies

Continuing deforestation in Brazil: before and after. Google mapping

K)We’re proud of the progress we have made, but there is always room to keep improving. For example, although we have tried to minimize the impact of the stripe artifacts in the Landsat 7 images. They are still visible in some areas. There is more good news though: the new Landsat 8 satellite. Launched earlier this year, promises to capture even more beautiful and up-to-date imagery in the months and years ahead.

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Mongolia and surrounds, before and after. Google mapping

You can see our new satellite imagery by going to Google Maps and turning on satellite view. Or by launching Google Earth. And zooming out. Have fun exploring!

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Google Mapping Only clear skies on Google Maps was originally published on Earthtopomaps Mongolia and surrounds, before and after. H)Mongolia and surrounds, before and after. I)J)K)L)Far finer than is possible with MODIS data alone. M)Far finer than is possible with MODIS data alone. N)Far finer than is possible with MODIS data alone. O)

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Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

June 27, 2016

Keeping Earth. Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Columbia Glacier, Alaska To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Detroit, Michigan  To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Swiss Alps, Switzerland   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.  More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. Keeping Earth thumb

Higher Quality Imagery We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s more than 700 trillion individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth thumb

Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program—superior to its predecessors in many ways. Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency—capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day. This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available — mostly from Landsat 8 — making it our freshest global mosaic to date. Keeping Earth Screen Shot atIn the new view of New York City, details like skyscrapers, building shadows, and baseball and softball fields in Central Park shine through.   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth Screen Shot atToday we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Keeping Earth Screen Shot atJuly 9, 2000  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from.  Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.

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Processing imagery with Earth Engine. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images. And took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. 

 

 To produce this new imagery. We used the same publicly available. Earth Engine APIs that scientists use to do things like track global tree cover, loss, and gain; predict Malaria outbreaks; and map global surface water over a 30 year period.

Like our previous mosaic. We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan

Brasilia, Brazil More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Open data is good for everyone To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe.

Landsat program and its commitment to free and accessible open data. Landsat, a joint program of the USGS and NASA. Has observed the Earth continuously from 1972 to the present day. And offers a wealth of information on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. And it’s all available in Earth Engine!

 

The new imagery is now available across all our mapping products. To check it out, open up Google Earth, or turn on the satellite layer in Google Maps. Keeping Earth.

Post authored by: Chris Herwig, Program Manager, Google Earth Engine. Keeping Earth earthtopomaps.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Google Mapping Only clear skies on Google Maps

Google Mapping Only clear skies on Google Maps and Earth

June 26, 2016
To celebrate the sunny days of summer (in the northern hemisphere at least). We’re unveiling new satellite imagery for all Google mapping products today. This stunning new imagery of the earth from space 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. Google mapping 2

The new, even more beautiful global view in Maps and Earth.

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.

To get a feel for the difference, here’s a comparison of the Grand Canyon, first from the Blue Marble Next Generation (courtesy NASA’s Earth Observatory), and then in our new Landsat-based imagery.Google mapping

The Grand Canyon, as seen by MODIS and by Landsat 7.

The Landsat 7 satellite suffered a hardware failure early in its life that introduced striped artifacts into all of its images. By analyzing a large number of images we were able to virtually eliminate these stripes, as well as clouds and other atmospheric effects. The process was very similar to how we produced theglobal time-lapse imagery of the earth that we released last month. Google mapping castellon

Castellón, Spain: One example Landsat 7 image, and the final combined image.

The resulting 800,000 megapixel global image is so big that if you wanted to print it at a standard resolution of 300 dots per inch. You would need a piece of paper the size of a city block! Google mappingGoogle mapping south america

Northwestern South America: before and after.

Mining data from a large number of Landsat images of each area allowed. Us to reconstruct cloud-free imagery even in tropical regions that are always at least partly cloudy. Google mapping papua

Central Papua, Indonesia: before and after.

We prioritized recent data when it was available. So this update also includes refreshed imagery in many regions of the world. Especially in areas where high-resolution imagery is not available. Including parts of Russia, Indonesia, and central Africa. Google mappingGoogle mapping saudi arabia

Agricultural expansion in Saudi Arabia: before and after.

This new picture of the earth also reveals the texture of the landscape with greater clarity than ever before. Google mapping brazil deforestation

Continuing deforestation in Brazil: before and after. Google mapping

We’re proud of the progress we have made, but there is always room to keep improving. For example, although we have tried to minimize the impact of the stripe artifacts in the Landsat 7 images. They are still visible in some areas. There is more good news though: the new Landsat 8 satellite. Launched earlier this year, promises to capture even more beautiful and up-to-date imagery in the months and years ahead.
Google mapping mongolia

Mongolia and surrounds, before and after. Google mapping

You can see our new satellite imagery by going to Google Maps and turning on satellite view. Or by launching Google Earth. And zooming out. Have fun exploring!                                                                                                                                                    

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Street View Google Map Our biggest update yet

Street View Google Map Our biggest update yet

Street View Google Map June 29, 2011

Since we launched Street View Google Map in the U.S.. in 2007 we’ve added 26 more countries and enabled you to explore images across all seven continents. Today we’re excited to share with you the latest expansion of Street View because it’s our biggest update yet. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Map. earthtopomaps.com

I like wine so I’m particularly interested in seeing the new imagery around Italy’s famous Chianti region. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. The Street View Google Maps And other beautiful areas of Tuscany. Across the mediterranean in Spain The home of another renowned wine is available with the addition of the Rioja province. The Street View on Google Maps

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Along with the popular tourist towns of Rättvik. Leksand and Mora. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in the Google Maps. The Street View Google Maps  Along with the popular tourist towns of Rättvik. Leksand and Mora. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps.

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Leksand, Sweden

So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. Street View Google Maps. The southernmost tip of Africa is also now available with the addition of South Africa’s Cape Agulhas. In addition. this latest batch of street-level imagery includes higher resolution panoramic views of places throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This is great for both locals and potential visitors of these popular California destinations. Who can now see even more realistic views of landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge. earthtopomaps.com Street View on Google Map Screen shot at

Street View Google Map Screen shot at

Street View Google Map Screen shot at

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Golden Gate Bridge, California

Of course So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. Be it for armchair travel from the comfort of your computer. Or to figure out where you might want to visit on your next vacation. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps.

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Google Earth Topo Maps Imagery Update

Google Earth Topo Maps Imagery Update:google earth topo maps space needleGoogle Earth Topo Maps Though one of the smallest countries in the world by size. European Grand Duchy plays an important role in politics because it’s the site of several institutions and agencies of the European Union. Our collection of 45° imagery in Google Maps has also recently expanded to include 40 more U.S. cities and 20 more international cities, including Luxembourg and Romania for the first time. Though one of the smallest countries in the world by size. Google Earth Topo Maps New high resolution aerial and satellite imagery:


Google Earth Topo Maps 
The aerial and satellite imagery in Google Maps and Google Earth has now been updated for 164 cities and 108 countries/regions. Below are a few highlights from Washington state and Austria.And which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009. And which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009. Below are a few highlights from Washington state and Austria.And which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009. And which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009.

important role in politics because it’s the site of several institutions.
 
Centre de Conférence, Luxembourg – View Larger Map
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1 And 1 which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009. And which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009.
Below are a few highlights from Washington state and Austria.

Below are a few highlights from Washington state. And Austria. 2 And 2 which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009. 3 And 3 which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009.

 Below are a few highlights from Washington state and Austria.
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Though one of the smallest countries in the world by size. This European Grand Duchy plays an important role in politics because it’s the site of several institutions.
Our collection of 45° imagery in Google Maps has also recently expanded to include 40 more U.S. cities. Though one of the smallest countries in the world by size. European Grand Duchy plays an important role in politics because it’s the site of several institutions.
 
Centre de Conférence, Luxembourg – View Larger Map
4 And 4 which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009.
Settlements near the Swiss pre-alpine town of Thun can be dated back as far as Neolithic times around 2500. Google Earth Topo Maps The city’s name derives from the Celtic term “Dunum” which translates to “fortified city.” .
Which serves as the home of the district court of the Bernese Oberland until 2009.
 
Thun Castle, Switzerland – View Larger Map
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Explore the wonders of Thailand with Street View

Street View, Explore the wonders of Thailand with Street View

March 28, 2016

Street View Nestled in northern Thailand, Sukhothai Historical Park was once the capital of ancient Siam. Sukhothai means “dawn of happiness”, and now you too can explore this happy place from the palm of your hand with Google Maps. Today, the park joins over 150 new places and national treasures that are now available in 360-degree panoramic imagery on Google Street View.

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Trekking around the Chai Watthanaram Temple at Ayutthaya Historical Park in Central Thailand

Temple visits are a must for any visitor to Thailand. Street View

You can also explore the Chinese architecture of the Viharn Sien Chinese Cultural and Religion Museum. Street View

Or take a whirlwind tour around Thailand’s most famous monuments and architectural attractions all in one place at Ancient Siam.

For good fortune, why not head over to the Erawan Museum just outside the capital? There you’ll find a giant Erawan statue, a mythological three-headed elephant, filled with antiquities and artifacts. earthtopomaps.com

Our trekker also found some real elephants on his travels, too. As well as bringing the ‘retirement home’ for elephants to Street View, we also had a chance to say hi to this big feller while capturing the Thai Thani Art & Culture Village in Eastern Thailand. earthtopomaps.comStreet View elephant
Trekker says hi to the elephants at the Thai Thani Art & Culture Village. earthtopomaps.com

Those strawberry fields really do feel like forever when you’re carrying the trekker: Street ViewStreet View strawberries

No trip to Thailand is complete without a tour of The Kingdom’s stunning southern beaches. There’s no shortage of inspiration for your next diving or beach get away. earthtopomaps.comStreet View trekkeron the cliff

Taking in the views at Koh Nang Yuan Posted by Cynthia Wei, Program Manager, Google Street View Whether you continue your journey in Google Maps or are inspired to visit in person, we invite you to enjoy exploring the wonders of Thailand.You can laze around Koh Samui’s white stretches of sand, take in the lagoons, cliffs and islets of Hin Ta Hin Yai and Koh Nang Yuan, or finda quiet grotto to watch the boats go by earthtopomaps.com

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Google Street View engineer takes pictures

Google Street View engineer The official blog for Google Maps

Google Street View engineer Take in the Sites of Rio de Janeiro Before the Games Begin.

May 27, 2016

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

Google Street View engineer takes pictures from the inside of Rio’s Olympic Park.
Google Street View engineer Rio’s Olympic Park. Preparations are underway in the “Marvelous City” in anticipation of the 2016. Olympics Games which is expected to draw an extra half a million people to Brazil this summer. Rio’s Olympic Park. Google Street View The Google Street View team has also been busy preparing for the festivities. Over the past few months. we’ve capturing fresh imagery. so everyone can enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro – whether planning to attend in person or watch the excitement from afar. http://earthtopomaps.com

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

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