Just before the close of the business week, Google announces via its Lat Long Blog that it has acquired ImageAmerica, a camera maker which specializes in hi-resolution aerial imagery. ImageAmerica is the same company which featured high resolution black-and-white imagery when Katrina wreak havoc on New Orleans.
Google Earth and Maps will soon be rolling out this high-res aerial imagery in the days to come. Google is hoping to strenghten its dominance on web satellite imagery and image mapping technology. ImageAmerica is expected to enhance the depth and quality of Google Earth and Maps imagery.