Although it's now June, and officially summer recess and vacation time, the Google Earth and Maps Imagery Team hasn’t taken any breaks from publishing loads of fresh, high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery. In this post, we’ll focus on newly-published satellite imagery of fun places to visit across the globe.
Our first satellite imagery example is the Donbass Arena and grounds in Donetsk, Ukraine. The stadium was built in 2009 and is participating in the UEFA EURO 2012 Football Championship, hosting it’s first Group D stage game today, between France and England.
Our next example is a satellite image acquired in January of the Bahá'í House of Worship, more commonly known as the Lotus Temple, in New Delhi, India. The building and grounds serve as the mother temple of the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most visited structures in the world, attracting more than 4 million people annually.
Finally, we’ll swing over to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Plaza De Mayo, which we can see below in a satellite image from February. The Plaza is lined by current and historical buildings and landmarks of all the power centers of Argentina, including structures of the executive government branch, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the financial district.
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These are only a few examples of the sites that can be seen and discovered in our latest batch of published imagery. Happy exploring!
High resolution aerial updates:
DuBois, PA; Pleasanton, TX; Weatherford, TX
Countries/regions receiving high resolution satellite updates:
Algeria, Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, St. Helena, Sudan, Svalbard, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
These updates are now available in both Google Maps and Google Earth. For a complete picture of where we updated imagery, download this KML for viewing in Google Earth.
Posted by Eric Kolb, Geo Data Strategist