With the help of Google Maps satellite view, you can see the fine details in the territory anywhere in the world. But all of these species consist of a variety of photos that perfectly clear. In addition, part of the image hidden behind the clouds. Google announced that it managed to solve the last problem.
On the new image of the planet in Google Maps are no clouds, the image allows us to consider all the topographic surface features and take a closer look at those sites that have been previously presented in a very low resolution.
“In 2002, NASA released the Blue Marble – picture of the planet Earth, made the crew of the spaceship” Apollo 17 “from a distance of about 29,000 km. In 2005, the resolution of the photo will double up to this point has been the most high-quality frame image of our planet. Inspired Project Blue Marble, we decided to use Google Earth Engine technology for automatic processing and harmonization of data from the satellites and the USGS Landsat 7. The result is the highest quality image the Earth’s surface with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. “
Google notes that the creation of such an image is used terabytes of satellite data that have been processed and standardized in the automatic mode. To understand the magnitude of the changes by opening Google Maps in satellite mode and bring the card.