Tuesday, May 29, 2012

[G] New 45° imagery available for 26 cities

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Google Lat Long: New 45° imagery available for 26 cities

This week’s 45° imagery update for Google Maps contains coverage for 16 U.S. and 10 international locations. This update also includes our first 45° imagery for Poland and Ireland.

Kraków, Poland
Located in the south at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, Kraków is the second largest city in Poland. Kraków features a rich heritage of medieval architecture from Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic times. The Gothic Wawel Royal Castle, shown below, is located on a hill above Vistula River served as the Polish residence when Kraków was the capital of the country.

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Dublin, Ireland
Founded by Vikings in the year of 842, the name of the town goes back to “Dubh Linn” that could be translated as “Black Swamp”. Dublin has been home to many world-class poets like Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce. It has also produced some modern-day poets like Bono. St. Patrick’s Cathedral – one of Ireland's most famous landmarks – is shown below.

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Santa Fe
Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, is located along the historic Santa Fe Trail – an important trade route for textiles in the 19th Century. Architecturally, Sante Fe is famous for the so-called the Pueblo, which features adobe-colored building exteriors. San Miguel Mission is the oldest church of the US dating back to around 1610 and erected in traditional adobe construction.

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Have fun exploring the new sites!

Below is the full list of updated cities:

US: Albany, GA (outskirts); Atascocita, TX; Clarksville, TN; Columbia, MO; Corpus Christi, TX; Fayetteville, NC; Fort Collins, CO; Fort Smith, AR; Greensboro, NC; Jackson, TN; Lafayette, LA; Plaquemine, LA; Pueblo, CO; Santa Fe, NM; Texarkana, AR; Tyler, TX

International: Bern, Switzerland; Cracow, Poland; Dublin, Ireland; Gdansk, Poland; Lugo, Spain; Ourense, Spain; Poznan, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Wroclaw, Poland; Zurich, Switzerland

Posted by Bernd Steinert, Geo Data Specialist
URL: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-45-imagery-available-for-26-cities.html

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