It’s been over a month since the past update, but thanks to some sharp-eyed GEB readers (‘Andreas’ and ‘r m’), we’re now aware that Google has just pushed out a new update!
As is usually 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 -- 23-January, 5:08pm EST]
- Canada: Manitoba and northwestern Ontario — thanks ‘Steven’
- China: Takla-Makan desert and Tibet — thanks ‘Neutravo’
- England: Various areas — thanks ‘Steven’
- Ireland: Ballycotton, Castlebar, Kinsale — thanks ‘r m’
- Norway: Maloy — thanks ‘Andreas’
- Scotland: Various areas in the southwest area of the country — thanks ‘Dunk’
- Spain: Catalonia and Zaragoza — thanks ‘Nacho’ and ‘Neutravo’
- Ukraine: Pervomaisk and Sevastopol — thanks ‘Sean’
- United States: Florida (Lakeland, Sarasota), Georgia (Macon, Augusta), Illinois (Champaign), Missouri (Branson and Springfield) and Ohio (Toledo) — thanks ‘Kevin’ and ‘Munden’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!