View Full Version : Major GE Data Update Announcement

09-17-2005, 07:55 AM
Today Google have published a large collection of high-resolution imagery updates and have also initiated a new significant element of Google Earth -- data layers that index content from National Geographic Magazine about the continent of Africa.

National Geographic Content
Feature stories and images
500 Megaflyover scenes
Sights & Sounds multimedia content
Live WildCam in Botswana

<B>Global Imagery Updates</B>
Very High Resolution Areas
Jacksonville, FL 2004; Los Angeles, CA 2003; Oxnard, CA 2004;Tampa/St.Petersburg 2002

<B>New High-Resolution Areas</B>
Wilmington, NC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Quito, Ecuador; Caracas, Venezuela; La Paz, Bolivia; Canary Islands; Brussels, Belgium; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Belgrade, Serbia; Vilinius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Kiev, Ukraine; Mumbai, India; Bangalore, India; Hyderabad, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hiroshima, Japan; Kobe, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nagoya, Japan; Sapporo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Saertu, China

<B>Updated or Additional Coverage Areas</B>
Nashville, TN; Quebec, Canada; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Venice, Italy; Milan, Italy; Birmingham, UK; Plymouth, UK; Dublin, Ireland; Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; Istanbul, Turkey; New Delhi, India; Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Pyongyang, Korea; Stockholm, Sweden; Cape Town, South Africa;



09-18-2005, 07:04 PM
Love the Megaflyover and NG layers! Great improvement.

09-19-2005, 02:37 AM
Still no SouthEast Melbourne, Australia :( The second biggest city in the country, over 3million people, and the demographic centre is still in low resolution :(

I hope they update that soon!

09-19-2005, 06:06 AM
neilcreek, i gotta agree with u there, i live in north victoria and quality is very nice and hi-res i think that may have to do with the fact of the airport and there for the whole north has been done for hi-res but i am sure the day will come that all citys in the world will be hi-res

09-19-2005, 06:06 AM
woopz i wrote north Victoria, meaning to write the north of melborurne around tullamarine

09-19-2005, 06:33 AM
go back to melbourne and check it out. it's been updated.
And Darwin is now high res too!

09-19-2005, 09:46 PM
Unfortunatly, Quito Ecuador is NOT completely in high resolution...
A low-resolutional stripe straight through the middle of the city is very upsetting for me, as I have family living in Ecuador and have been to quito myself a couple of times.

09-20-2005, 03:01 PM
I can now see my house now thanks to the mayflower update!

09-20-2005, 05:36 PM
Most of the updated cities are in low res.
I hope that they will update Dubai.

09-21-2005, 01:14 PM
As long as Cologne/Germany is not in hi-res it's not a major update ;-)

09-21-2005, 11:11 PM
FINALLY Caracas, venezuela is in hi-res :)

but one part of Caracas (where the rich people lives, stills in very low resolution"

09-22-2005, 01:06 PM
The entire country of San Marino has new hi res imagery too.

M. Bernardo
09-23-2005, 04:15 PM
Excelent! But I only can see the Megaflyovers from Africa. What about the other continents?

Walter Davok
09-25-2005, 04:39 PM
Hey guys
Brasil is still too far off the satelite??
Thought, at least to find the capitals of states easy, but..........

09-25-2005, 10:50 PM
hope there will be some kosovoupdates soon. only belgrade,... :slant:

09-27-2005, 05:03 PM
Again Islamabad and Lahore are not there from Pakistan...Can Anybody tell me when it would be updated???

10-19-2005, 06:59 PM
I can now see my house now thanks to the mayflower update!
Me too! (The Hague, Netherlands)

Captain Hornblower
10-20-2005, 04:51 AM
Can Anybody tell me when it would be updated???
Maybe anybody at Google Earth....

10-20-2005, 05:26 AM
You can go and ask at the official GE forums (http://bbs.keyhole.com) :)

The Paki update was to show earthquake damage, not to add higher resolutions to the non-affected areas..