Google Geonews: Cloudless Imagery in Maps and Earth, New Google Earth 7.1 for Mobile with Street View, 50 New Cities in 3D, and more

Here's the recent Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

  • Excellent news, there's now only clear skies on Google Maps and Earth, cloudless imagery at least in the northern hemisphere to start with
  • Google Earth 7.1 for Android and iOS was released and now features Street View imagery
  • You can now apply to get the Street View Trekker kit to contribute to Google Maps, also discussed over Slashdot
  • Here's the new list of supported browsers for JavaScript Maps API v3, that list was last updated 3 years ago!
  • Google Maps additions:
    • Japan's Battleship Island in now featured in Google Maps, discussed over Slashdot
    • Fans of Thomas Jefferson, there are now Street View images of Monticello’s grounds and some building interiors in Google Maps
    • Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, is now in Street View

From other sources:

  • The GEB reports a quiet major update to Street View and 3D imagery, with 3D imagery in 50 news cities
  • Here's the Tour de France in Google Earth on Android
  • Also interesting is the exploration of 25,000 ancient sites in Google Earth with the Megalithic Portal
  • Kurt shows coastal erosion rates in the entry Google TimeLapse for coastal and marine applications

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