Coming soon to a Google map near you ... high resolution satellite imagery updated at least three times a day. Today the frequency of Google Maps' imagery updates varies wildly, depending on where you're looking. At our home in Jamul, it's only a couple times a decade. Once the Skybox imagery is integrated with Google Maps, the updates will be roughly 1,500 times more often. This is the sort of thing that you can handily predict will be continuously improved (by adding more satellites) as demand rises, and it seems inevitable that it will. Google is likely to application developers to access this imagery (through APIs), which will drive demand rapidly – just as APIs for the existing maps and imagery drove demand for Google Maps.
These are amazing times we live in...
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