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If you have been using Google Map for various reasons on a daily basis, you may have experienced a heavy upliftment of image quality nowadays. Did you know the reason behind this?? The Landsat 8!! What it is??
If we use a satellite mode instead of the “flat mode” we can experience the differences between the old and new image quality. The API of this new high-quality satellite images is availableon Google Earth for all.
What are the changes in New Google Map
There are a lot of changes which are conspicuous. Let’s have a look at the points where it gets better over the last versions.
True Colour: Colours of the images get very clear and very impressive. Earlier the colours of the things on the map were not clear.
Great Details: If you look at the new images of Google Map, you will see the things with great details. Earlier it was not equipped with this technology to reflect the whole map with great detailings.
Pixels gets deeper: Pixels of the images gets improvements a lot and for this images of the new Google Map go very clear and crispier than the earlier images.
Comparison between old and new Google Map Image Quality
Chris Herwig,Program Manager, Google Earth Engine writes-
To put that in perspective, 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe