However, for the ones that are available, Google has now created a dedicated layer in Google Earth to highlight some of the most interesting locations photographed by GeoEye-1, but which haven’t yet been made available in either Maps or Earth.
“To highlight some of these broadly-interesting GeoEye-1 images before they can be fully integrated into Maps and Earth, we’re excited to announce the new ‘GeoEye Featured Imagery‘ layer in Google Earth. Included within this layer are 20-30 Featured Imagery placemarks, including a thumbnail of the image, a link to view the image in full-resolution, and a wealth of information about the scene, including resolution, collection date, and a narrative about the location,” Pete Giencke, GIS data engineer, and Dylan Lorimer, strategic partner manager, wrote…
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