Google has published Google Earth 6.2. This new release offers a seamless globe, as the search giant devised a way to harmonize aerial photography taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions. The new rendering method delivers a harmonious landscape rather than a stitchery patchwork of different images.
Additionally, Google Earth 6.2 also offers new Google+ features and search improvements. Full details at the Google Blog.
The Google Earth globe is made from a mosaic of satellite and aerial photographs taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions. Because of this variance, views of the Earth from high altitude can sometimes appear patchy.
Today, we’re introducing a new way of rendering imagery that smoothes out this quilt of images. The end result is a beautiful new Earth-viewing experience that preserves the unique textures of the world’s most defining geographic landscapes—without the quilt effect. This change is being made on both mobile and desktop versions of Google Earth. While this change will appear on all versions of Google Earth, the 6.2 release provides the best viewing experience for this new data.