So what's the best satellite or aerial imagery in Google?

I started thinking about this post back in early March 2013. Well a lot has happened in Google Maps since then!
More areas were given the additional 45-degree imagery option (seemingly coverage has gone from US cities in 2011 to nearly global in 2014), Google Earth became more integrated with Google Maps, new Google Maps was launched, imagery was updated on a massive scale and Earth replaced Satellite view.

Overhead
So from my original research, I have kept these images as some of the best areas of overhead imagery I could find. Interestingly the same areas in the latest imagery may have better resolution but they don’t have the same beautiful colours that I’ve captured from Google in March 2013.

Rivers of Iceland

Rivers of Iceland

Maze at Longleat, UK

Maze at Longleat, UK

Crater Lakes of Flores, Indonesia

Crater Lakes of Flores, Indonesia

Goosenecks State Park, USA

Goosenecks State Park, USA

 
45-degrees
The new 45˚ images bring out the full glory of the following places far better than the traditional overhead view.

Spring Temple Buddha, China

Spring Temple Buddha, China

Statue of Liberty, USA

Statue of Liberty, USA

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Colosseum, Italy

Colosseum, Italy

Cathedral and Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Cathedral and Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Burj Khalifa, UAE

Burj Khalifa, UAE

CN Tower, Canada

CN Tower, Canada

Meteor Crater, USA

Meteor Crater, USA

Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon, USA

Mount Everest, China and Nepal

Mount Everest, China and Nepal

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Palace (and Gardens) of Versailles, France

Palace (and Gardens) of Versailles, France

 
So tell me. What are your favourite satellite or aerial views in Google Maps / Google Earth?

 
*All images © Google and partners as per the credits on them
 

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