Google has made a layer update today for Google Earth (and Maps). Included in this layer update:
New Roads – 94 new countries have roads including 58 in Africa, 32 in Asia, and 4 in the Caribbean. And supposedly the roads data is also available in Google Maps. Just turn on the Roads layer and visit the countries to see the new layer information. Zoom in for more details. (Report in the comments if you know which countries have been added). NOTE: While I see some main roads in many countries in Africa, I haven’t found a lot of city street roads in this update for those countries.
Business Listings – Layers on businesses like Dining, Lodging, etc. (found under the Places of Interest layer folder) are now added for Brazil and a few cities in Russia.
Russian Cyrillic – Placemark balloons now support cyrillic or latin translated addresses.
New Zealand – The New Zealand tourism board has added some placemarks with details about their airports. They are found under the following layer folder: Gallery->Travel and Tourism->100% Pure New Zealand->New Zealand Airports
Geographic Web Update – Also the Wikipedia entries and Panoramio photo layers have new additions (found under the Geographic Web layer.
If I’m reading the announcement right, the Panoramio layer will now begin updating daily.According to the Panoramio blog, the update adds 600,000 new photos – bringing the total to 5.1 million in Google Earth! There’s no mention that the process will be changing for when photos are added to the layer. Of course, you can view new photos added to Panoramio’s site every day.
via Google Lat Long