Google acquires aerial photography firm ImageAmerica


Google acquires aerial photography firm ImageAmerica

Antony Savvas

Google has acquired ImageAmerica to bolster its Google Earth and Google Maps business.

The acquired firm builds high-resolution cameras and uses them to take and supply high-quality aerial shots.

ImageAmerica supplied Google Earth with high-resolution black and white imagery of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Stephen Chau, Google Earth product manager, said, "We are excited about how ImageAmerica's technology will contribute to our mapping services down the road."

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed by Google. This latest buy follows two recent Google acquisitions of web security software companies.

Comment on this article:

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy