Updated Google Earth imagery makes 3D models look better
Today I noticed an imagery update to the Los Angeles area where some of my Google Earth models are located. In my opinion it is an ideal imagery update, for several reasons:
1) Color correction. The color is beautiful and true to life. It looks like you are really there. My own models look much better as a result of this new backdrop.
2) Clarity. The imagery is fairly sharp.
3) Angle. These pictures were taken for the most part from a straight-down point of view. This helps in making the models and creating a realistic atmosphere.
4) Consistency. Covering a large area (I haven't found the edges yet) this new imagery is seamless and again, helps to make the area look very real.