Updating google earth
He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.Several years ago, Google engineers figured out a way to stitch together satellite imagery to remove clouds, giving Google Earth and Google Maps users a better and more comprehensive view of the ground below. When Google first unveiled its techniques for eliminating from Google Earth images striped artifacts, clouds and other atmospheric effects, it was using imagery from Landsat 7.The company is able to make use of this imagery because NASA, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey makes its Landsat database open source for anyone to make use of.
On December 20th, 2015, a landslide of construction waste occurred at Shenzhen, China.
Google has updated its mapping applications with new, higher-resolution imagery from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, the company announced today.
That means Google Maps and Google Earth now contain far sharper and more detailed photographs, which Google used to update its cloud-free mosaic of the planet.
On January 7th, 2016, a bush fire raged through the small town of Yarloop, Western Australia, destroying 121 homes and much of the town’s other infrastructure.
There are now two images in Google Earth from after the fire, one from February and one from April. Slide the divider to compare before and after images.