As many of you know, we have been waiting on our scenery supplier for an updated package of 15m/px scenery that will include South America. Our communication has been that we expected this by the end of 2018. We can now confirm that this new data is purchased and we should receive it after the holidays. Since it requires some time to process, our updated ETA is the first quarter of 2019 to add this new data to the app.
Regions included in this upcoming scenery update are South America, Northern Canada, Greenland, all Northern Polar Islands (Svalbard, etc), Eastern Russia, Sumatra, Indonesia, Borneo, New Guinea and all surrounding islands, and Antarctica. Also included will be some existing 15m areas that required touchups by decreasing cloud cover.
Note that anything that is above 82°N or below 82°S (poles) will be lower quality since the satellite source doesn’t cover those regions (if this news is unbearable for you, please let us know if we can borrow your satellite for a few minutes 😬).
We’re looking forward to exploring these new areas of the world with you in the new year!