[UPDATE Oct 24: – Yesterday Google posted another series of riddles suggesting some of the locations. Today they not only provided the answers, they also provided a complete list of all the major locations with new imagery. Look at the bottom of this post for the full list. I’m very glad to see Google post a more complete list of imagery updates. The recent trend of doing riddles is fun, but give us the full information and we are more likely to look at places with new data.]
A bunch of new imagery for Google Earth has been released. This came to my attention courtesy of an E-mail from GEB reader Artak in Germany. No word yet from Google on the official list, but here is a summary of places found so far (the list started by folks at the KugelErde.de – German Google Earth forum, others added as reports come in – and as I find them):
- Germany – Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg, Lübeck, Travemünde, Timmendorfer Strand, Münster, Magdeburg, Chemnitz, Stuttgart, Rostock, Erfurt, Freiburg, Saarbrücken, Sylt, Aurich, Wiesmor, Mellum, Wangerooge, Spiekeroog, Langeoog, Norderney, Juist, Memmert, Borkum, Wiesmoor
- Yerevan, Armenia
- Oregon, USA
- Marshall Islands, French Polynesia
- North Carolina, USA joins the list of entire state coverage with high resolution imagery
- At least portions of Puerto Rico are updated – the blimp has moved.
- Leeds, UK
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Derby, England
- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and substantial portions of Pennsylvania
- Niagara Falls, New York
Also, according to GEB reader Dan Saxton, Canada has much better 3D terrain now.
This is the second imagery update in October. A highly unusual occurrence. Usually it’s about 60 days between imagery updates.