Google has just released some new imagery for Google Earth, though we don’t know the full extent of the update at this point. Thanks to user ‘hhgygy’ for pointing it out!
[Update, 7-June — The official KML file has been updated.]
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 — 27-May, 9:25pm EST]
- Chile: Santiago — thanks ‘Tales’ and @tonyBlvd
- China: Nanjing — thanks ‘Cristobal’
- Island of Mozambique: And surrounding area — thanks ‘hhgygy’
- Netherlands: Various areas — thanks ‘Chris’
- Philippines: Laoag — thanks ‘Dan’
- United States: Portland, ME and Charlotte, NC and various cities in Tennessee — thanks ‘cristi’ and ‘Robert’
- Venezula: Paraguana Peninsula — thanks ‘Soyfalconiano’
- Vietnam: Danang — thanks ‘Stvn’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!