Google says the map was compiled from "nearly a petabyte of data," mining over 700 trillion individual pixels to find the best cloudless images to use.
You can see the new and improved service now in both apps -- just remember to turn on satellite images for Google Maps.
File name: com.google.earth-126.96.36.1995-142910004-min API14
Google Maps and Google Earth just got a whole lot sharper thanks to NASA and its Landsat 8 satellite.
Any KML files you have saved in Drive can also be imported into Earth directly, which is neat.
Google Maps and Earth's satellite imagery was last updated in 2013.
You can use PHP statements to export marker information from the database to an XML file.
Click a marker on the map below to display an info window with the location name and address.
Thanks to that work, the views of Earth from Google’s vantage point have never been sharper, more colorful, or more beautiful: To see it all for yourself, open up Google Earth or tap the satellite view on Google Maps.
And if you’re interested in more details on the making-of, head over to Google’s Maps blog by clicking here.