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Herwig Further Says, To Produce This New Imagery, We Used The Same Publicly Available Earth Engine Apis That Scientists Use To Do Things Like Track Global Tree Cover, Loss, And Gain; Predict Malaria Outbreaks; And Map Global Surface Water Over A 30 Year Pe

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broderickjaee: This satellite imagery is now used in other mapping solutions, such as the ubiquitous Google Maps, giving us theability to see the world from the comfort of our homes. Google's satellite imagery looks great, but as those in the tech world know,...

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This satellite imagery is now used in other mapping solutions, such as the ubiquitous Google Maps, giving us theability to see the world from the comfort of our homes. Google's satellite imagery looks great, but as those in the tech world know, there is no such thing as "good enough". Better is always just around the corner, and today, the search giant announces that its imagery has been improved. "Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program -- superior to its predecessors in many ways. Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency -- capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day. This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available -- mostly from Landsat 8 -- making it our freshest global mosaic to date", says Chris Herwig, Program Manager, Google Earth Engine. Herwig further says, "to produce this new imagery, we used the same publicly available Earth Engin

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