Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’, it appears that Google has just pushed out a rather substantial imagery update.
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!
- India: Mumbai
- Iraq: Baghdad, Kirkuk
- Ireland: Northern coastline
- Japan: Shioya, Nikko, Obama
- Russia: bolyshoy Kamen, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok
- Syria: Hamah, Hims, Sabburah
- United States: North Dakota (Grand Forks), South Dakota (Deadwood), West Virginia (entire state)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!