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Here's a liitle info on Google Earth Imagery:
As you browse the earth you will notice some places appear clearer than others.
Currently Google Earth does not have the whole planet in high resolution. Although please bear in mind, more images are being acquired all the time and the database size being increased and updated.
If you zoom in too far it might be blurry regardless.
If everything looks blurry, you can try this:
You may need to update your graphics card driver if Google Earth isn't working properly.
If you're using Mac OS X 10.4.0 and later, you can perform an update to the latest version of OS X by following these steps:
- Select the "Apple" menu.
- Select "Software Update."
- If you don't see "Mac OS X Update" on this list, your system is already up-to-date. If you do see "Mac OS X Update" on the list, place a check mark next to it.
- Select "Install Item."
This update will deliver overall improved reliability for Mac OS X and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support. It also includes updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers.
And you may want to go into the graphic settings and play around with settings there:
This has been known to work on some Macs:
1. Select the drop down menu "Google Earth" > "Preferences."
2. In the "View" tab change the "Detail Area" to Small (256x256).
3. Click the "OK" button.
Let me know how you make out, but as a general rule, some places are not in hi-res.
Pretty trippy program though, eh?
There may also be layers you can add that may help out as well.