Google Maps Now Offering Satellite Imagery In Lots Of Places

OK, it looks like more than the US and UK now have satellite images in Google Maps. Here's detailed views of Rome, Athens and Barcelona. Here's a global view that shows the world at low detail. Here's a section of Italy with better detail, but still no resolution of things like streets. But other areas have greater detail. Clearly a rollout of better maps has happened and may continue to. And we're sure it's not in reaction to MSN releasing aerial coverage in its own mapping product for the US earlier today. Looking for high detail maps? Gary found it easier to search for cities to get them, rather than to zoom in.

And thanks to El Telendro for the tip.