Saturday, January 28, 2012

Google Earth gets Seamless Terrain

If you're like me - that regularly gets drawn into peeking into Google Earth just for a few moments, and end up spending hours there, mesmerized by the beauty of our planet - then you should get worried. That's because Google has just launched Google Earth 6.2 which offers much improved visual quality. You can say goodbye to the traditional quilt text terrain textures where you could see where each section was stitched, has Google Earth now offers a apparently seamless worldwide texture!

As you can see in the images above, the "before" and "after" images speak for themselves.

Google didn't tell us (yet) how they were able to make all those different captures look so similar - but the truth is that Microsoft was already doing it as well in their Bing Maps.

As for other improvements, you can expect enhanced search features and Google+ sharing.

If your Google Earth didn't update automatically, you can get the new Google Earth 6.2 here.

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