Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Hurrah (Google Earth UK images)

At long last, Google Earth has high-resolution images of Northumberland and many other UK places which were previously languishing in low-res. This is excellent. They only did the (very large) update on June 2nd and I had not noticed till now. I feel as if I have been waiting for years for this to happen! Hurrah, and again hurrah.


Strawberryyog said...

Gah! There is still a chunk missing around Whitby. It, Robin Hoods, Sleights, Goathland etc are all still low-res. Sandsend and Ravenscar are the extremities on the coast and it extends inland to about Danby/Castleton, around 10-18 miles wide depending on where you measure. I wonder if it's because of Fylingdales - that they need more time to fudge out the radar equipment or something?? Though I note that Boulmer is already on.

It is, however, still a fantastic update and I am sure the rest will follow, as soon as they have finished photoshopping it! :)

Strawberryyog said...

Update - rather excitingly, all that stuff is now in hi-res. Woo! I'm very pleased - Whitby, Sleights etc all lovely. I don't know when this update happened, but it's great. :)