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