Major New Database Enhancements to Google Earth

Google has just released a major database update for Google Earth which includes not only 47 new cities in higher resolution, and four cities in “very high” resolution (Jacksonville, FL 2004; Los Angeles, CA 2003; Oxnard, CA 2004;Tampa/St.Petersburg), but also a new data layer of National Geographics that indexes content from National Geographic on Africa. This is a big one folks!
I will provide more detail on this exciting new data after I have a chance to review it! You can check out the announcement here. Or just start viewing the content yourself by going into Google Earth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


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