Google Acquires ImageAmerica

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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.

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  • john blankey – Business name ideas

    Yeah Google looks like it wants to become the number in the area of maps. They have the money and resources to make this happen. I find what they’re done is great for everyone. google is buying up a lot of businesses. they already bought up youtube and doubleclick so why not ImageAmerica.
    It will be interesting to see how much Google maps will change.

  • Bashar

    This is one great thing about Google. When they acquire something, they make it much better. Remind you that Google earth was named Keyhole before being acquired.

  • Bill Brasky

    Rahhhh, maybe they can locate all of the damn dirty apes in the world.