Google recently included new high resolution batch of aerial, satellite and 45-degree imagery in Google Maps and Google Earth has now been updated for 164 cities and 108 countries/regions.
Also, new 45° imagery is now available for 60 cities. google in a blog entry stated, "Our collection of 45° imagery in Google Maps has also recently expanded to include 40 more U.S. cities and 20 more international cities, including Luxembourg and Romania for the first time."
Check the full list of places of recently shared new or updated imagery here.
In other news, Google added two new services added to Google Takeout
First, Google Latitude added to Takeout let you download a json file with your location data.
And, second, a Google Reader functionality that let you export your data within Reader -- now comes to Takeout to let "you export an xml file of your subscriptions and your lists of starred, shared, following (and more) items in json format," google blogged.
"When Google Reader dropped support for the built-in sharing features and integrated with Google+, the settings page added a long list of JSON files you could save to your computer to export your followers, the items you've shared or starred, your notes and more. Until then, you could only export your subscriptions. Unfortunately, you need to download 8 files even if you only want to export the subscriptions OPML file. Google has to create a ZIP archive first, so you'll have to wait a lot more. Instead of downloading a small XML file, you need to download a large archive," google explains.
Those not aware, "Google Takeout, is a service that lets you export data from Google+, Google Drive, Google Contacts, Picasa Web, YouTube and more."