Google Earth has celebrated its one year birthday by adding a few new features that will surely cement its position as the number one app for geographical information on a global scale. Linux users can now rejoice with full native support for all popular distributions, whilst French, Italian, German, and Spanish, speakers will be pleased with newly translated and localised searches. However, the most impressive changes have come in resolution improvements. Google now claims that it shows 20% of the landmass of the entire globe in high resolution.
"Google Earth has had medium resolution global satellite coverage since the beginning. But that was at 15 meters per pixel. This new global coverage was produced in conjunction with our exclusive satellite partner, Digital Globe, and is at approximately 70 cm per pixel. We have even better data for many countries, up to 10 cm per pixel."
In addition to all this, Google’s recently acquired SketchUp integrates painlessly too.
Download it here.
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