Items tagged with Google-Earth

Google announced that it has added new satellite imagery to Google Maps and Google Earth in order to provide clearer images and remove some artifacts. Using NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite and Google Earth Engine technology, Google says it has developed a “seamless, globally-consistent image of the entire planet with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel”. The full image of the earth is 800,000 megapixels. Grand Canyon, before and after new imagery Google also pledged to update its images further, thanks to the launch of Landsat 8 earlier this year. Chicago In the meantime, Google has... Read more...
Leap Motion is an intriguing new product that’s been making friends with major device manufacturers, and now the technology has landed in Google Earth, as well. Google announced that with the release of Google Earth 7.1, users will be able to navigate the world with Leap Motion’s 3D controller. Leap Motion posted this tasty preview of the Google Earth plus Leap Motion pairing in action: The support is available on PC, Mac, and Linux versions of Google Earth, and Leap Motion dev community--which reportedly numbers around 10,000--will be the first to get to play with the new feature,... Read more...
We can’t remember how we got around before Google Maps; scratch that, actually we do, but we try to forget, because the present technology is so much better, easier to use, and more powerful. Not content to sit on its laurels, though, Google announced some significant upgrades to Google Maps at an event in San Francisco. First off, Street View is going off road with Street View Trekker. Simply put, Google has evolved its Street View scope from car-mounted cameras on roads to the tricycle camera shooting harder-to-reach places to spelunkers documenting caves. Now, the company has developed... Read more...