It’s been a few weeks since the last update, and now Google has just started pushing out their latest imagery update. Thanks to GEB reader ‘Alsay’ for being the first to let us know about it!
[UPDATE, 4-July 9:37pm -- Google has now posted about it in the Lat Long Blog, and updated the update KML as well.]
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 -- 4-July, 5:07pm EST]
- Brazil: Parts of Sao Luis — thanks ‘Anthony’ and ‘Florent’
- Bulgaria: Near Hamanli and Stara Zagora — thanks ‘JI’
- Chile: Large area centered on Bulnes — thanks ‘Munden’
- Hungary: Various areas — thanks ‘hhgygy’
- Iceland: Reykjavík — thanks ‘AKB’ and ‘Noel’
- India: Various areas — thanks ‘hhgygy’
- Indonesia: Depok — thanks ‘krz9000′
- Kazakhstan: Three Gorges Dam and Pavlodar — thanks ‘Drone’
- Netherlands: Amsterdam, Almere, Hengelo, Rijssen, Holton — thanks ‘Stefan’
- Pakistan: Karachi — thanks ‘Noman’
- Saudi Arabia: Jeddah and Makkah — thanks ‘Alsay’
- Thailand: Southern areas — thanks ‘Dominus’
- United States: Parts of Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington — thanks ‘Andreas’, ‘ChrisK’, ‘cristi’, ‘JI’, ‘Jun’ and ‘Meryl’
- Vietnam: Danang — thanks ‘Stvn’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!