Google has just released new imagery for Google Earth. We don’t know the full extent of the update yet, but we’ve found some of it. Some of the imagery is very fresh — Atlanta’s imagery is from April 9, and Tulsa has imagery from March 29.
[Update, 18-May — The official KML file has been released.]
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 — 11-May, 10:06am EST]
- Brazil: Parnamirim,Nisia Floresta and Sao Jose do Mipibu — thanks ‘George’
- England: North Yorkshire — thanks ‘Hefin’
- Netherlands: Amersfoort — thanks ‘Andreas’
- Romania: Otopeni, Tunari — thanks ‘Cristian’
- United States: Georgia (Atlanta), Oklahoma (Tulsa) and Texas (Waco) — thanks ‘Andreas’
- Uruguay: Montevideo — thanks ‘enrique’