Google is making good on its plans to improve Maps and Earth by adding high-resolution imagery. The company has announced that it's added better aerial and satellite photos for 25 cities and 72 regions or countries, a significant expansion. There's a full list on the Lat Long blog, but several parts of Spain and the US have new high-resolution aerial imagery, and Brazil, China, Mexico, and many other countries have new satellite pictures. Besides this, there's new 45-degree imagery in 21 US cities and seven elsewhere. Besides giving users a better look at Munich and London landmarks (especially with the Olympics underway), 45-degree imagery is also what Google uses to build its 3D models. Bing Maps recently updated its high resolution database as well, adding 230,004 square kilometers of territory.
Google adds more high-resolution aerial and satellite photos to Maps and Earth
Google has added high-resolution aerial images to parts of Spain and the US, high-resolution satellite photos to dozens of countries, and high-resolution 45-degree imagery to 28 cities, mostly in the US.