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17 de Diciembre 2006

New Imagery Update for the Holidays - Awesome!

Google not only updated the Google Earth 4 beta this weekend, but just today released a huge imagery update. And guess what? Google Earth Blog now has its own aerial photos included within Google Earth. You'll find a couple of aerial photos I took in a small plane during the X PRIZE Cup in October at the Las Cruces, New Mexico airport (read about the photo here). And also a couple of practice photos I took of the Sanford - Lee County airport in North Carolina (see here ). Even the copyright message says "Google Earth Blog". Pretty neat!

In addition, Google added a 3 meter resolution terrain mesh for Mount Saint Helens (much higher than what you normally find - you should use the "Tools->Options->Terrain Quality" setting to adjust the quality).

Here's the announcement at the GEC about the imagery update:

  • Digital Globe updates all over the globe with the most notable being large content additions in Somalia and Australia
  • Updated US states: Indiana and Delaware
  • Miscellaneous high res cities and counties in North America: Monterey Bay, CA; Yakima County, WA; Summerland, Canada; Greater East Wenatchee, WA; Polk County, IA; Warren County IA; and Bay County, FL
  • Small high-res updates in the UK (Swansea, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Gwent) and expanded London coverage
  • High-res update in Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Newer imagery for Lanzarote (Canary Islands)
  • Google Earth Blog-supplied XPrizeCup flyover and the Sanford, NC airport
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Foo Camp @ O'Reilly Headquarters in Sebastapol, CA

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 17 de Diciembre 2006 a las 07:19 PM

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  • Comentarios

    They have new high resolution areas in Mexico too!
    I asked in the Google Earth Community for my city and now I have it! Thank you very much Google!! that's one of the many reasons you're the best!!

    Enviado por: Dr. Canoro at 17 de Diciembre 2006 a las 11:03 PM

    so cool, i can even see my miata on the western parking lot @ the x prize cup event;-) the photo you made avail. before wasn't as high rez as the photo integrated into GE;-) congrats on this coelness;-)

    Enviado por: smokeonit at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 02:42 AM

    Wow, really cool shots of Las Cruces, Great Job Frank.

    Enviado por: Jacob T at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 10:35 AM

    Updated: Valladolid in Spain, photo of 2/9/2006

    Enviado por: adonet at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 12:33 PM

    Columbus, Ohio has been updated and with highter rezolution

    Enviado por: Eddie at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 02:06 PM

    I mentioned this in the Ogle Earth blog too. I noticed that it appears there is new imagery for western Los Angeles County, CA. I'm not quite sure, it could just be me. But it appears that way.

    Enviado por: Patrick at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 03:40 PM

    Unfortunately they removed the high-res area around Potsdam, Germany they added last time.

    Enviado por: Nodder at 18 de Diciembre 2006 a las 05:07 PM

    Unfortunately this update of Australia again missed the 5 major ski resorts of:
    Falls Creek
    Perisher Blue
    and Thredbo

    Still at very low resolution much to the dissappointment of the hundreds of thousands of skiers and boarders in Australia :(

    Enviado por: Ian at 20 de Diciembre 2006 a las 01:48 AM

    I'd like to know the appropriate place to post a data resource. I'd like to think that pointing the apprpriate person to such data would help to promote their inclusion in GE.

    I'm working on a project near Lameque, New Brunswick, Canada. The owner of the project sent me to a great resource that included topography, digital terrain models, and aerial photography. These resources look to be sponsored by the New Brunswick government. Here's the site: http://www.snb.ca/gdam-igec/e/2900e_1c.asp

    The MrSid drawings are great

    Enviado por: jim at 20 de Diciembre 2006 a las 09:53 AM


    I am just curious, what is the particular day of the year, year and time that the photo's of Summerland were taken on. I am a resident and a school teacher. I am just curious when exactly they were taken. If you could email me back, I would appreciate it -- I could share some of the info with my students. Thank you.

    Enviado por: J Fitton at 15 de Marzo 2007 a las 02:23 PM

    I see that some aircraft parked at Honolulu International Airport terminal are partially invisible!

    Enviado por: Pat Crowe at 8 de Abril 2007 a las 08:17 PM

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