Google Has Pushed Out Some Fresh New Earth Imagery

Folks! grab this KML file  to your Google Earth platform  and view  the areas with  fresh imagery.  You could be lucky your area of interest is among the updates. A few days ago, Google added some refresh imagery to the Google Earth engine.

The areas outlined in red are the ones with refresh imagery updates. Take a quick hurl and good luck in finding your area of interest updated.

Source : gearthblog.com

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Amazon Takes Maps API Out Of Beta – The End Of Google Maps For Kindle?

It seems that Google Maps on your Kindle Fire won’t be the default option for much longer. Back in September, the online retail giant introduced a beta version of its Amazon Maps API and now it’s finally ready. Developers seems to be interested in the new platform. Apps like Hipmunk, Evernote, Trulia and Zillow are already integrated into Kindle Fire.

At this time The Amazon Maps API has two core features:

  • Interactive Maps, where you can embed a Map View in your app for customers to pan, zoom and fling around the world. You have the option to display a user’s current location, switch between standard maps and satellite view, and more.
  • Custom Overlays, where you can display the locations of businesses, landmarks and other points of interest with your own customized markers and pins.

Well… Let’s just hope that Amazon will not make the mistakes of Apple… and Google Maps will remain the default option for Kindle Fire users.

source: Amazon

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