Cities across India have new imagery on our satellite map today. We’ve updated more than half a dozen major urban areas, with suburbs and highways as well as city centers. Here are a few highlights from more than 100,000 km² (38,000 mi²) of imagery that we’ve just rolled out in India.
Chennai’s core has green parks, bright blue train stations, several sports stadiums, a busy port, and a beach – all among neighborhoods from several distinct phases of growth:
There are just as many colors when you zoom in, for example around the historic Zam Bazaar market:
On the other side of the country, old cargo ships come from around the world to the town of Alang, where they will be scrapped for steel and parts:
In the interior, near Jaipur, family farms make a semi-regular patchwork:
And far to the south, at the expanding periphery of the Kochi metropolis, we noticed traditional net-fishing boats in the estuary next to a brand new hospital:
These are a small sample of today’s updates for India, which cover some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities. They’re part of a continuing refresh of densely populated areas around the globe, including in Canada and China. Follow along to see more (including more in India), and if you have questions, just ask.