Google Maps adds even more high-res images

Hot on the heels of Apple's apology for its own iOS 6 map issues, Google is also announcing image improvements to its own Google Maps and Google Earth services, just a few weeks after its last such update.

In a post on the official Google Maps blog, the company said it has now added new 45 degree images for 37 cities in the US, along with 14 other cities overseas. One of the international locations is Pisa, Italy, which means users of Google Maps can now check out a 45 degree image of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

In addition, Google has added new high resolution aerial images for 17 cities, including nine in the US, six in France and one each in Italy and Switzerland. New high-res images taken from satellites have also been added to 112 countries in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said today in his apology that iOS 6 users who are unsatisfied with the company's own new map app do have a number of alternatives.  While there is still no Google Map app available for iOS 6, Cook said that those users can still go to the Google Maps website via Safari and create an icon on their home screen to make a web app.

Source: Google Maps blog | Image via Google

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