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Google rolls out newer and clearer images for Maps and Earth

Google has announced an update to its famous Maps and Earth services as the company now uses new and higher-resolution imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite.


What does this mean for us? Well, to start, you can view the whole world, including the Philippines in greater definition. Second, virtual exploration of places we wish to observe from above is more enjoyable and detailed than before. It has been 3 years since Google has updated the images of their free mapping services.

How detailed? Check out the comparison of two New York City shots provided by Google below:


The new cloud-free mosaic of the world is crafted from nearly a petabyte of data with more than 700 trillion pixels.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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