All the imagery can be accessed using the Earth Engine application programming interface, which scientists use to study large-scale global changes in the environment and track the spread of diseases.
In Google's case, the imagery is used for a simpler purpose.
A Buzz Feed News analysis has identified the 50 fake news stories that attracted the most engagement on Facebook this year.
Together they totaled 21.5 million likes, comments, and shares.
We see the activity in the parking lot, or the highway, or the walking trail and synthesize data of where people are using our SDK to purchase priority imagery so developers get better and fresher imagery for their apps.
All of this depends on super high resolution imagery.
Still, it's endlessly fascinating to scour the globe from the distance of an orbiting satellite, and the view has never looked better.
Check out the updated imagery by activating the satellite layer in Google Maps or by booting up the latest version of Google Earth.
With knowledge from our anonymized telemetry data, we are able to replace old imagery with new, immediately trace any missing features, and improve our satellite imagery and streets layers simultaneously.
This not only means better imagery coverage, it also means better streets coverage. Better maps help more users, and more users using the SDK generates more telemetry data.
Telemetry data coming from our SDK allows our satellite team to collect new imagery, faster and smarter.
The 3 million sq km of high resolution imagery that we just bought is almost fully processed and we’re gearing up for our next round of imagery acquisition.
Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind Apple’s i Phone and numerous other major electronics devices, aims to automate away a vast majority of its human employees, according to a report from Digi Times. Yesterday, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey launched an interesting experiment, asking his nearly four million followers to send him what they want to see the company improve or create.