It seems that Google has just pushed out some fresh imagery for Google Earth. We’ve only found a little bit of it so far, but there’s certainly more out there.
[UPDATE 24-FEB -- The "updated areas" KML file is now available. Download it here.]
As always, you can use Google Maps to determine for sure whether or not a specific area is fresh. This new imagery isn’t in Google Maps yet, so you can compare Earth vs. Maps to see what’s new; the fresh imagery is already in Google Earth, but the old imagery is still in Google Maps. If you compare the two side-by-side and they’re not identical, that means that you’ve found a freshly updated area in Google Earth!
[UPDATED -- 23-Feb, 8:05pm EST]
- Argentina: Just west of Buenos Aires (thanks ‘Leonardo’) and San Rafael, Mendoza (thanks ‘carlos’)
- Brazil: Tubarão and Laguna (thanks ‘Tiago’)
- China: Parts of Hainan Island (thanks ‘Munden’)
- Croatia: Zadar (thanks ‘Nono’)
- France: Grenoble (thanks ‘yves’)
- Indonesia: Western part of Bali, among others (thanks ‘okasbali’)
- Japan: Sasebo (thanks ‘Munden’)
- Poland: Warsaw (thanks ‘Kaczor’)
- Romania: Galati (thanks ‘Cristian’)
- Russia: North and northeast of Saint Petersburg (thanks ‘Rider’)
- United States: California (near Bakersfield – thanks ‘GT’), Texas (Austin – thanks ‘Steven’) and along the gulf coast (thanks ‘Munden’)
As I said, there are likely many other areas with recent updates. If you find any, leave a comment and let us know!