SRTM makes it into Google Maps

Hot damn! Just saw the news about Google Map’s new terrain function. According to the Google Earth blog, the elevation data comes from data gathered on SRTM, or the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. COOL! Doc M worked on that.

Most of the world is represented in Google Earth by data from US Space Shuttle missions at 90 meters resolution.

What I wrote about here as the greatest mission has found its way into Google maps.

The mission was planned… and the data were processed here. Or, for terrain+satellite view, here.