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    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

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

    New High-Resolution Areas
    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

    Updated or Additional Coverage Areas
    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;

    Enjoy!

    T.

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    Love the Megaflyover and NG layers! Great improvement.

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    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!

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    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

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    woopz i wrote north Victoria, meaning to write the north of melborurne around tullamarine

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    go back to melbourne and check it out. it's been updated.
    And Darwin is now high res too!

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    Hey guys
    Brasil is still too far off the satelite??
    Thought, at least to find the capitals of states easy, but..........

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    hope there will be some kosovoupdates soon. only belgrade,...

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    Again Islamabad and Lahore are not there from Pakistan...Can Anybody tell me when it would be updated???

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahzeb43
    Can Anybody tell me when it would be updated???
    Maybe anybody at Google Earth....

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    You can go and ask at the official GE forums

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

    T.

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