Introducing Google Imagery:
cost effective, accurate imagery for your operations

Google imagery has always been part of our Maps for Consumer & Business versions, but Google now offers a cost effective, accurate imagery option for analysis with your own data, creation of new maps, and wide distribution.
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Find out additional information about the Google Imagery offering & how we could potentially enhance your operations.

Accurate

Google has global ambitions for our consumer aerial imagery - we invest more than any other firm and are likely to have the best quality product. Google Maps is the world’s most accurate, popular, and easy-to-use digital atlas.


Cost Effective 

Aerial imagery will be provided as a service, so there are no capital costs for hardware & software. Capacity can be scaled to meet unexpected demand without requiring a large initial investment in your own data center. Google takes care of server maintenance, backups and disaster recovery. We also offer a competitive pricing model as compared to custom imagery collects or other providers.


Flexible Consumption Option  

We offer flexible ways to consume the data. Customers can access imagery from Google’s data centers and consume the content:

  • Google Maps Engine using Google Maps API & WMS 1.3
  • Google Earth Pro, EC
  • Google Earth on Android, iO
  • Maps Engine Layer (JS library)



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Up-to-Date

Google recollects and refreshes our imagery as frequently as on a yearly basis in many areas. Google can provide you with any available updated imagery upon each year that you renew your subscription with us.


Product Specifications

Imagery Resolution 6 inch (15 cm)
Positional Accuracy (CE 90) 1 meter*
Spectral Bands Red Green Blue (RGB)
Optional add-on: Near-Infrared Red Green (NRG)
Processing Orthorectified and mosaicked
Bit Depth 8 bits per pixel (scaled from 12-bit source)
Format JPEG2000
Tiling 4,096 by 4,096 pixels
Coordinate System Geographic
Clouds <1 percent
Snow and Ice Only permanent snow or ice above the timberline
Sun Angle >= 30 degrees
Smoke / Haze <1 percent (detail is visible)
Leaf On / Off Mix of both

* NOTE: Accuracy will achieve 1-meter CE90 in most areas. Accuracy will not meet 1-meter CE90 in areas of significant relief due to Digital Elevation Model related errors.

Google Imagery is only available to U.S. customers currently.