New Data For Google Earth/Google Local

Google has just announced new satellite/aerial imagery data for Google Local – data that has already been in Google Earth for a few weeks. Google Local now sees the more up to date data already in Google Earth, and they have added TWO EXTRA ZOOM LEVELS for Google Local! You can still zoom in farther in Google Earth, but it’s nice to have the two applications come closer together.
Here’s the blog entry at the official Google Blog.
I just wish this meant there were an update to the primary Google Earth database for some new satellite/aerial imagery…

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.


  1. You are not the only one wishing for higher resolution aerial imagery. While I’m pretty happy about US urban resolution in GE, rural areas, even in the US are very lacking. I’ve taken to stitching older black and white imagery (from USA Photomaps) as image overlays over GE’s “default” for rural sites of interest to my corporation. While the data isn’t as clear, new, or portable as GE’s “default” urban imagery, it is far better than GE’s “default” rural imagery.

  2. This is a very good site

  3. As for the zoom option, where is the option to zoom in the new street view? It seems that the scroll in and out has been disabled.

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