Google Earth has just rolled out some fresh imagery for us! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Cristobal’ for being the first to let us know about it.
[UPDATE 12-August: Google's blog post about the update has been released, and the KML file has been updated]
As is almost always 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-August, 7:16am EST]
- Angola: Luanda and Cataumbela — thanks ‘Snakeye’
- Argentina: Buenos Aires — thanks ‘Cristobal’
- Australia: Various areas — thanks ‘Pete’
- Chile: Coquimbo and La Serena — thanks ‘Cristobal’
- China: Dalian, Nanning — thanks ‘Cristobal’
- Japan: Various cities — thanks ‘Munden’
- Poland: Dobrzyn and Wisla — thanks ‘Przekek’
- Thailand: Sattahip — thanks ‘Munden’
- United States: Chicago, IL — thanks ‘ChrisK’
- Uruguay: Various areas — thanks ‘Roberto’
- Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City — thanks ‘Cristobal’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!