Despite the previous imagery update occurring just a week ago, it appears that Google has pushed out a bit more new imagery. GEB reader ‘Andreas’ noticed some fresh imagery in a few places around the globe, but it’s been difficult to determine if it’s new to Google Earth or not. Most of the imagery is from about six months ago and it’s already in Google Maps, but none of it shows up in recent update files.
Because the new imagery is already in Google Maps, it’s a bit more work to determine which areas are new. To figure out if a particular area is new, you can:
1: Grab the official imagery update KML file
2: Look at the date in Google Earth for the imagery you think might be fresh.
3: Check the updates between then and now in the the update KML to see if it was released in a previous update. If it wasn’t, then it’s new!
[UPDATED — 10-November, 1:16pm EST]
- France: Bourgoin-Jallieu, Libourne
- Germany: Waldkraiburg/Landshut
- Italy: Altamura
If you find any other new areas, please leave a comment and let us know.