Google Earth Has A Completely Different Look Now And It Will Blow Your Mind
Google Earth just changed the game again.
The awesome nerds over at the Googleplex have rolled out new, cloudless and enhanced satellite images that are really large and in charge.
Pictures have been made even clearer thanks to new images from space and better processing techniques.
Just look at Manhattan below...
...and the Swiss Alps.
Even Detroit looks pretty good.
Chris Herwig, a program manager at Google Earth, wrote in a post,
Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we're rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. Satellite images are often cloudy, but not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.
The Landsat 8 was launched into orbit in 2013.
To develop the cloud-free images, the people at Google HQ had to search through nearly a petabyte of imagery, which is more than 700 trillion individual pixels.