Giggity Giggity Google Earth!

A great Easter gift from Google Earth! Base imagery in many states (Kansas among them) is updated from the old 15m resolution to new 1m(?) resolution.

For an example of how improved this is see the Castle Rock area of Gove County, Kansas before (left) and after (right) at approximately the same scale…

Castle Rock Google Earth imagery before (left) and after (right)

Zooming in a little closer you can make out Castle Rock itself and much more of the detail of the badlands area just south of it, as well.

Castle Rock oblique view

I wonder if the base elevation model has been updated, too, or whether I’m just noticing the elevation more now that I can see the sharper imagery on top of it?