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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Internet |

Google Maps is now “virtually free of clouds”

Although it is very unusual in large cities, the rural sector go a Maps clouds occasionally appear on maps that cover the images of the fields (or pasture).

To solve this problem, Google announced that updated images of your maps with a new set of images obtained from Landsat 7 satellite from NASA, which now are “virtually free of clouds” and more detailed.

This is because the company’s Mountain View technology used Google Earth Engine to undermine hundreds of terabytes of satellite data from and the Geological Survey of the United States by combining photographs to obtain globally consistent images of planet with a resolució 15 meters per pixel.

Link: Only clear skies on Google Maps and Earth (The Verge)

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