10 de Abril 2006
City of Bergen Norway Makes Smart Business Move in Google Earth
According to OgleEarth, the city of Bergen in Norway has just made a deal with Google to provide Google Earth with high resolution aerial photos of their city. According to a local paper, the city is sending the photos to Google Earth for free as long as there's a free version. As you would expect, the reason is simple: tourism. The Bergen tourism director was involved in the deal. The current resolution of Bergen is pretty poor (estimated 15 meter/pixel), so the 20 cm/pixel resolution photos they submitted should be a big improvement. According to the paper, the images should be available soon. However, Google may take a while before they update the database.
This isn't the first time I've heard of such deals. Last summer I had read a rumor that the town of Carrboro, North Carolina (just west of Chapel Hill - home of the University of North Carolina) had made a deal with Google which is why Carrboro has 3 inch/pixel resolution photos. Maybe there's some truth to the rumor. We may start seeing a trend where popular travel destinations get sponsored high resolution content. Who knows? Maybe that's why Las Vegas got 3 inches/pixel resolution photos a few days back. This may not be a bad thing, although I hope Google sets up some standards so we don't see edited content being submitted.
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