[UPDATED several times]
Google has just released new imagery for Google Earth (exit GE and re-load it if you had it turned on over night). Most of the UK is now in high resolution. It appears there are many new strips of DigitalGlobe satellite photography in many parts of the world. I expect the full list wil contain many more countries. I’m working on gathering details and will summarize them here. So, re-load this post today to get the growing list. Also, check the comments below for other details from other GEB readers.
See below for the official update.
- Germany now looks much better thanks to special color mapping techniques which were used for Switzerland previously!
- UK updated – Most of England is now in high resolution.
- Parts of Greenland
- Antarctica – some strips of high resolution down here
- Parts of Canada with new high resolution, big area around Toronto
- Catalonia part of Spain
- State of Alabama
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Puerto Rico has more high resolution
- Iran has lots of new DigitalGlobe satellite strips
- New Zealand has some new coverage
- Parts of Russia
[UPDATE] Google has just posted more details – read them below
From Google’s post
New high resolution:
Canada: Whistler, BC; Waterloo & Toronto, Ontario; Nanaimo, BC; and
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
England: Base 50cm coverage of nearly entire country, and Avon
Germany: Cities/Regions of Greifswald, Trier, Köln, Stuttgart, Bonn,
Oldenburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Hamburg, Hannover, and Ritterhude
Austria: Villach region
France: Cities of Caen, Dijon, Metz, St Etienne, Toulouse and Rouen
US: Imperial County (CA); Yellowstone National Park (WY);
Galveston/Houston (TX); Peterborough (NH); Cheyenne (WY); Burke, Wake,
and Cabarrus Counties (NC); Racine and Kenosha Counties (WI);
Washington, DC; St Paul (MN); and the State of Alabama
Japan: City/Regions of Kochi, Asahikawa, Koriyama, Miyazaki, Nagano,
Utsunomiya, Akita, and Toyama
Large DigitalGlobe (60cm) update includes areas in Sudan, expanded
Africa, Australia, Mexico coverage and smaller areas of coverage in
Asia, Polynesia, South America, Canada, Europe, Middle East plus some
interesting islands in Antarctica and Greenland.
Americas: Bogotá, Columbia; Mission Viejo (CA, US); Hillsborough County (FL, US)
EU: Dublin, Ireland
Middle East/Africa: Beirut, Lebanon and Tripoli, Libya
Asia: Hong Kong and Manila, Philippine
Western US 10m, Canary Islands 10m
More details coming! By the way, you can use the new handy “Google Maps” button in GE 4.1 to compare the new imagery in Google Earth. It hasn’t been pushed to Google Maps yet. Special thanks to María who first alerted me to the update this morning by E-mail and with this post (Spanish).