Smiley Zen on Google Maps!
Smiley is now officially smiling for the world to see!
Google typically updates their satellite and terrestial images for an area every 2 to 3 years. I registered with Google Geo shortly after Smiley Zen was completed in March, 2012. Google Geo is the map division of Google responsible for all imagery for both Google Earth and Google Maps. They do not tell you when their satellites will scan your area. But they do have a service that alerts you when they update images to their database for the locations you register.
After registering, I was not expecting to hear from them for a year or two. To my surprise, I got an e-mail alert today (May 22, 2012) saying they have updated new satellite images for my area. I immediately clicked the link and saw Smiley on Google Maps!
It was a clear and sunny day. Smiley is both happy and lucky 🙂
Google Map Link
Click here to link directly to Google Maps using their satellite view.
Smiley Zen on Google Maps – From Afar
Smiley Zen on Google Maps – Up Close