Before (upper) and after (lower).

Actual number round to a 700-Trillion-Pixel makeover. 

More than 1 billion people use Google Maps every month, making it possibly the most popular atlas ever created. On Monday, it got a makeover, and its many users saw something different when they examine the planet’s forests, fields, seas, and cities.

The added 700 trillion pixels made the images newer, more detailed and of higher contrast. The new images have been selected from a bunch to minimize the impact of clouds which tend to disturb the clarity drastically.  

If you haven’t noticed the change already, head out and see for yourself.

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