Google Maps now offers HD imagery of 98 percent of population

Posted on Monday, Dec 16 2019 @ 13:42 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over the past two decades or so, Google has created various tools that are almost indispensable from modern life. One of these tools is Google Maps. When it was launched in 2005 it was the best mapping tool in the world and over the years it has become even better.

In a new blog post, Google reveals its mapping tool now offers over 36 million square miles of high definition satellite imagery. The search giant says it provides cover of over 98 percent of the entire global population. Google Maps also features over 10 million miles of Street View imagery:
When you think of imagery and Google Maps, you probably think of the Street View cars and trekkers that collect billions of images from all around the world. Today, we’ve captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery–a distance that could circle the globe more than 400 times!

Or your thoughts may jump to Google Earth, our platform that lets you browse more than 36 million square miles of high definition satellite images from various providers–covering more than 98% of the entire population–to see the world from above. While these stunning photos show us parts of the world we may never get a chance to visit, they also help Google Maps accurately model a world that is changing each day.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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