Google has just released some new imagery for Google Earth. We’ve only been able to verify a few locations so far, but plenty more is certainly out there.
As is often the case, 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 -- 6-April, 5:21pm EST]
- Brazil: Various areas, including Encantado and Nova Petrópolis — thanks ‘Rafael’
- Chad: Northern parts of the country — thanks ‘Andreas’
- China: Most of Liaoning Province and south of Shanghai — thanks ‘Zdk’ and ‘Munden’
- Japan: Various spot imagery — thanks ‘Thilo’
- New Caledonia: Noumea — thanks ‘Valentin’
- Russia: Moscow — thanks ‘Rider’
- United States: Georgia (Southeast areas of the state), Idaho (Bovill, Potlatch), Minnesota (St. Cloud), Texas (San Angelo) — thanks ‘davidz’, ‘Cameron’ and ‘Jody’
- Vietnam: Kep — thanks ‘Snakeye’
In addition, ‘Patrick’ has noticed that all of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Stadiums have new imagery, though it often doesn’t extend very far into the surrounding city.
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!