It appears that another Google Earth imagery update is underway — thanks to GEB readers ‘Eero’ and ‘cristi’ for being the first to let us know about it.
[UPDATE: Google has updated the official KML update file, so you can see exactly which areas have been changed with this release.]
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 — 29-July, 9:41pm EST]
- Finland: Southern areas — thanks ‘Eero’ and ‘cristi’
- Nepal: — thanks ‘Steven’
- Netherlands: Various areas — thanks ‘Maarten’
- United States: San Jose and Sacramento, CA (thanks ‘Steven’), Des Moines, IA (thanks ‘cristi), Boston, MA (thanks ‘Kevin’) and Las Vegas, NV (thanks ‘cristi’)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!