Google Mapping clear skies Google Maps Earth

A)Google Mapping clear skies Google Maps Earth

B)Google Mapping Only clear skies Google Maps Earth

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)

Imagery Update Virtually visit more places

Imagery Update: Virtually visit more places in high-resolution

September 28, 2012
Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress that our Google Maps and Earth imagery teams have recently made. We’ve refreshed the high resolution aerial and satellite imagery for many places around the world, and released some new 45 degree imagery as well.

New 45° imagery available for 51 cities:

In addition, 45° imagery is now available in Google Maps for 37 U.S. and 14 international locations. Below are some examples of the beautiful new views from Pisa, Italy and Winnipeg, Canada.

Probably one of the most famous landmarks in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Its construction started back in 1173 and extended over a period of almost 350 years. Due to increasing incline during the last Century, a stabilization effort was performed that took almost two decades to complete. Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years.

 
Leaning Tower of Pisa – Can you detect the angle?

In the language of the native Cree people, the city’s name of Winnipeg means “muddy waters.” The first European settlements in the area were several fur trading posts started around 1738. Today Winnipeg’s economic and educational significance within Canada is undoubted. Below is an image of The Forks which designates the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

 
The Forks in Winnipeg, Canada – View Larger Map

New high resolution aerial and satellite imagery:

The aerial and satellite imagery in Google Maps and Earth has now been updated for 17 cities and 112 countries/regions. Below are a few highlights from our latest release:

The aerial image below shows the pentagon-shaped Citadel of Lille, in Lille, France. It was built in 1668 and designed by the great military engineer of the time, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban.

 
Citadel of Lille, France – View Larger Map

The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin, Texas. The building is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.


Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas – View Larger Map

Below is the full list of places with new or updated imagery. Have fun exploring the new sites!

Cities with new high resolution 45° imagery:
United States: Ames, IA; Anderson, IN; Billings, MT; Bloomington, IL; Carmel Valley, CA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Coeur d’Alene, ID; Corvallis, OR; Danville, IL; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Dubuque, IA; Elizabethtown, KY; Enid, OK; Florence, SC; Grand Forks, ND; Great Falls, MT; Gulfport, MS; Hartford, CT; Kankakee, IL; Kenosha, WI; Lafayette, IN; Lancaster, CA; Lansing, MI; Lewiston, ID; Los Banos, CA; Sun Prairie, WI; Medford, OR; Michigan City, IN; Olympia, WA; Pocatello, ID; Sheboygan, WI; Sioux City, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; South Bend, IN; Terre Haute, IN; Utica, NY.

International: Angers, France; Clermont-Ferrand, France; Coimbra, Portugal; Dijon, France; Grenoble, France; Livorno, Italy; Lyon, France; Newcastle, United Kingdom; Oberhausen, Germany; Palermo, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Toulouse, France; Troyes, France; Winnipeg, Canada.

Areas with new high resolution aerial updates:
Florence OR, Kellogg ID, Casper WY, North Platte NE, Concordia KS, Alva OK, Austin TX, Nevada MO, Chilicothe MO, Toulouse FR, Clermont-Ferrand FR, Angers FR, Nantes FR, Troyes FR, Lille FR, Thun CH, Lucca IT

Areas new high resolution satellite updates:
Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Antarctica, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, The Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Turkey, Iran, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzebekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand

Mapping Brazilian islands under the sea

Mapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

Mapping Brazilian Islands March 17, 2015

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection Mapping Brazilian Islands. While you won’t be able to come here as a tourist. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. Tourists, only permitted on the island in limited groups due to conservation efforts. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre.

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Mapping Brazilian Islands But now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions.. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre.

Atol das Rocas Ready for a swim? Dive into the Atlantic Ocean from the top of Buraco do Inferno. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection.
Buraco de Inferno

Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.
Dolphins Swimming through Canal da Sela Gineta

Alongside divers snapping pictures. You can swim with a large sea turtle moving with the ocean’s current. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

Posted by Deanna Yick. Street View Program Manager. This Street View journey not only takes you across golden beaches and around towering cliffs.

Google Maps’ latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Mapping Brazilian islands under the sea was originally published on Earth Topo Maps

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