Hot on the heels of the release of Google Earth 5.2 and Google Earth 3.0 for iPhone, Google has just pushed out another imagery update. Thanks to GEB reader ‘Chris’ for letting us know!
[Update, 18-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 — 16-June, 7:52am EST]
- Netherlands: Various cities — thanks ‘Maarten’ and ‘hhgygy’
- United States: Orange County and Los Angeles County, CA and most of Washington State — thanks ‘Chris’ and ‘Munden’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!