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How does Google maps work?

Google buys sattelite data from whatever satellite imaging company it can so that it will show at most data 3 years old. Most of the images are one year old, but there are enough that are several weeks old in areas like US or Western Europe.

Google hopes to offer a 10 centimeter resolution in the future whereas right now the images have a 1 metre resolution. Go Google.

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Google Maps takes you to a helicopter ride

If I’d name a thing that Google has done to put the world at our feet then Google Map would be that. If you use Google Earth too then you can enjoy the best virtual tours at the cheapest prices.

Recently, Google offered aerial view of the path you are taking and you can even fly over it like you were in an helicopter. For this to work you need to install Google Earth Plugin, then go to Google Maps, input starting and ending points of your path and then press on play, under the calculated travelling time.

Almost immediately you will be lead to an interactive animation. And I must say that I like it a lot. Did a couple of tests and even noticed the water having moving waves. Sweet. Check that for your self. Click on View Larger Map, below this map. Via [Presurfer].

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