Google Maps isn’t getting new features, but it’s about to look way prettier. Google is rolling out sharper, more seamless satellite imagery to the tool. The update includes photos from Landsat 8, designed by NASA and the United States Geological Survey, which launched into orbit in 2013. The satellite can capture images with greater details, better colors, and twice as often as the previous Landsat 7. For comparison, here’s how the old imagery rendered New York City from the skies: And here’s the updated, sharper look. Some more examples: Chances are the average user won’t even notice the difference, but for…

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