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Google infuses mapping products with cloud-free imagery

In an effort to provide a more accurate and comprehensive view of our planet’s landscape, Google recently announced plans to roll out new cloud-free satellite imagery across all relevant mapping products. The effort provides a stunning view of our planet…

Google Maps gets high-res aerial imagery for 72 countries, regions

According to the Google's Lat-Long Blog, the company has added new high-resolution aerial photography to Google Maps. This follows similar news from Microsoft a couple of weeks ago who also updated their own Bing Maps service with 215TB of high-resolution imagery. …

Google adds balloon and kite aerial imagery to Google Earth

Google has teamed up with The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science in an effort to add balloon and kite imagery in Google Earth. The search giant is inviting anyone to capture and upload their own aerial imagery which…

Google optimizes Google Earth for Android tablets

In February 2010, Google released Google Earth for Android version 1.0. Now the company has released an update (version 2.0) that takes advantage of the larger screens and the more powerful processors of tablets.

Google Earth 6 released, with 3D trees!

Google has introduced Google Earth 6, adding a number of significant upgrades and improvements. Most importantly, Street View has been more deeply integrated into Google Earth and users can now fly from space to the street wherever Google has Street…