Here's the recent Google-related geonews.
From official sources:
- Google released updated maps for 10 countries and regions in Europe: "Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain". Data comes from authoritative sources part of the Ground Truth project (screenshot below)
- Google released a major update to the Google Maps Android API: it "features vector-based maps that load quickly and enables users to easily navigate 2D and 3D views, and tilt and rotate the map with simple gestures"
- There was an entry on the Crisis Response map for Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) and the digital archives of buildings in Japan affected by the tsunami
From other sources:
- The GEB informs us that we can see NASA's "black marble" in Google Earth: "an amazing view of the earth covered in darkness with only city lights glowing"
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