Why is your imagery at much lower resolution over Israel?

Posted in Imagery by Maps API: Support Admin Thu May 05 2016 15:06:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)·2·Viewed 2,544 times

Maps API: Support Admin
May 5, 2016

There is a Federal amendment known as the Kyl-Bingaman Amendment that prohibits the collection and release of detailed satellite imagery over Israel. We have implemented many checks within our ground systems that ensures that this is never violated.

Maps API: Support Admin
May 20, 2016

The best resolution we can provide over Israel and a 500m buffer surrounding the border is 2-meter.

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