Google Earth and Maps get update

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Screen capture from Google Earth of an island off of Kipili in Lake Tanganyika.

Google Earth and Maps has recently gotten an image resolution update. Along with the update the service has also made images available without cloud cover. While this isn’t exactly cichlid related, having the ability to see the locations where fish are collected in high resolution is worth taking a look. The higher resolution allows you to see the rock formations just below the surface as well as small fishing craft lined up along the coastlines. With the Google Earth application, user submitted images of locations can also be viewed to get a real appreciation of the area. To read more about the 700-trillion pixel update check out the article on TheAtlantic.com.

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