Google Maps and Earth Just Got a Huge Boost
The new techniques for processing the images will ensure that the pictures have more clarity and have a higher resolution.
How did Google go about bringing clearer images users’ way? Google deployed the publicly available Earth Engine API to sift through nearly a petabyte worth of Landsat images and eke out satellite images that were cloud free.
“Satellite images are often cloudy, but not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image,” says Google.