The following is an excerpt from Damon Beres | June 28, 2016 | Huffingtonpost.com |
Google’s eye in the sky just got a bit sharper.
The company has deployed new imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 observation satellite in Google Maps and Google Earth, Program Manager Chris Herwig wrote in a blog post Monday. What this basically amounts to is much crisper imagery when you’re using the “satellite” function on Google Maps, which shows locations as they would appear in real life.
The difference is actually substantial. Google offered two satellite images of New York City to showcase the change. It’s a night-and-day difference — move the slider in the middle to see for yourself:
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