Google has announced that they have released a new version of Google Earth and the update brings lots of new improved satellite images to Google’s Earth app.
The new images in Google Earth have been taken with the Landsat 8 satellite that launched back in 2013, it is designed to take sharper images.
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.
Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google
Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program—superior to its predecessors in many ways. Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency—capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day. This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available — mostly from Landsat 8 — making it our freshest global mosaic to date.
You can find out more details about the changes coming to Google Earth over at Google at the link below.
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