New high-res imagery of London
We've just updated our London imagery in Google Earth, courtesy of imagery providers GeoEye and Bluesky. Visit this Picasa album to find high-res stills of the park and the greater London area ready for use. You can find this imagery in Google Earth, and in the Earth and satellite layers on maps.google.com.
If you use our imagery, please be sure to attribute both Google and our providers. You'll find the name of the imagery provider at the bottom center of the imagery when viewing it in Google Earth. Note that the provider changes depending on zoom level and area.
Satellite imagery courtesy of GeoEye and Bluesky. Click the image to see a Picasa album of high-res imagery for your use.
To create your own high-res photos of London, follow these simple steps:
KML files of POIs
Sports venues - Download KML
London landmarks - Download KML
Museums - Download KML
To open KML files: Download them to your computer, launch Google Earth, and select File > Open. The points of interest will populate your Temporary Places tab, along the left, and from there you'll be able to double click and zoom in to each one. You can also save these items for later use: Click and drag an item to your My Places folder; hit File > Save > Save My Places.
B-roll of Google Earth tours
We've created several tours pre-rendered and ready to use. You can download them from Google Drive by clicking the links below.
Historical imagery - In this video, we compare aerial imagery of 1948 London to the London of today. Download the video
Click the image above to watch one ready-to-use tour
B-roll of Google Maps for mobile features
We've created a couple b-roll videos featuring handy Google Maps for Android features — indoor maps and transit directions — to help your viewers and readers who are traveling to London.
Indoor maps with Wembley Stadium - Download the video
Indoor maps with Harrods - Download the video
Transit directions of London - Download the video
3D models of sports venues
Set the scene for your segment by flying to these models, use them in high-res stills and maps on your site — the possibilities!
Here's just some of the venues we have (search the name of the venue you're looking for in Google Earth to discover more, and make sure the 3D buildings layer is ON). Links below lead to the 3D Warehouse:
There are two ways to view these models: