It’s been a little while since the most recent imagery update, but thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’, 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 – 17-March, 6:43pm EST]
- Bahrain: Entire country
- Canada: Manitoba (Winnipeg), Quebec (Granby, Farnham) — thanks ‘Lurgee’ and ‘tofu’
- China: Haining, Shanghai, Qingdao — thanks ‘Munden’ and ‘McMaster_de’
- Germany: Kappeln, Bad Münstereifel, Wittlich, Kastellaun, Sinzig, Horb am Neckar, Rottenburg am Neckar and others — thanks ‘margin-auto’
- India: Nagpur — thanks ‘Alok P’
- Ireland: Various areas — thanks ‘rm’
- Japan: (pre-earthquake) Himeji, Ishinomaki, Kakuda, Minamisoma, Nashushiobara, Soma, Tokyo, Tsuchiura, Tsukuba, Yokohama — thanks ‘Munden’
- Poland: Poznan — thanks ‘Paker’
- Romania: North of Timisoara — thanks ‘Triggerhappy’
- South Korea: Gunsan — thanks ‘McMaster_de’
- Ukraine: Kiev — thanks ‘Roman’
- United Kingdom: Wales (northern half)
- United States: California (Arcata, Lone Pine, Los Banos, Merced, Williams, Yuba City), Florida (Boca Raton, Gainesville, Ocala, Oxford, Palm Springs, Spring Hill), Georgia (Buchanan, Jefferson, Savannah), Kansas (Lawrence, Manhattan, Wamego), North Carolina (Asheville), Washington (Sequim, Carlsborg), Wyoming (much of Yellowstone Park including Old Faithful) — thanks ‘GT’ and ‘S B’
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!