New 45° imagery available for 31 cities

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM


It’s time for another update of our 45° imagery coverage in Google Maps – this one including 26 cities in the U.S. and 5 international locations.

Albany – the capital of New York state – started as a Dutch trading post almost 400 years ago, which makes it one of the oldest European settlements in the U.S. The city has repeatedly proven to be innovative in its infrastructure by pioneering public water mains, railroads and water routes. Albany is also home to one of the world’s first commercial airports that contributed to its economic rise.


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The New York State Capitol and the adjacent park


Reggio Calabria is located at the tip of the toe of Italy, separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its history dates back more than 2,700 years when the Greeks erected a colony here. Despite its age, relatively modern architecture can be found throughout the city due to a devastating earthquake in 1908 that brought many historic buildings to collapse. Below is the Aragonese Castle, one of the few buildings that withstood the quake.


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The Aragonese Castle


Lyon is known as the capital of gastronomy in Eastern France. It's also the hometown of Auguste and Louis Lumière who are known as the earliest filmmakers in history. And during the Renaissance, Lyon was developed as a center of the silk trade with Italy, resulting in Italian architecture being introduced in and around the city.


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Place des Terreaux and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon


Below is the full list of updated cities:

US:
Albany, NY; Anniston, AL; Aurora, IL; Buffalo, NY; Champaign, IL; Chico, CA; Cleveland - Westlake, OH; Council Bluffs, IA; Eugene, OR; Grand Junction, CO; Greenville - Lyman Lake, SC; Hot Springs, AR; Houston - Katy, TX; Jefferson City, MO; Kentwood, MI; Logan, UT; Longview, TX; Manhattan, KS; Miami Beach, FL; Mount Vernon, WA; North Myrtle Beach - Little River, SC; Peoria, IL; Plainfield Township, MI; Providence, RI; Thousand Oaks, CA; Yakima, WA.

International:
Biel, Switzerland; Luzern, Switzerland; Lyon, France; Reggio Calabria, Italy; St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Have fun exploring the new sites!

Posted by Bernd Steinert, Geo Data Specialist