Imagery updates are becoming harder to spot these days, but sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ just discovered the latest one. It doesn’t appear to be too widespread, but the imagery is very sharp.
Interestingly enough, London has not yet been updated for the upcoming Olympic games. We’re still thinking Google will probably refresh it before the games begin, but we’ll find out soon.
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 - July 14, 2012 -- 1:04pm EST]
- Germany: Berlin, Wiesbaden
- Hungary: Budapest
- Indonesia: South part of Malang and Blitar
- Spain: Ocana
- Syria: Damascus, Hamah
- United Kingdom: West Midlands county
- United States: California (Petaluma, Salinas, Santa Rosa), Florida (Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa), Illinois (Champaign, Decatur, Peoria, Springfield), Iowa (Davenport), Ohio (Dayton), New Mexico (Bisti Badlands), Pennsylvania (Lackawaxen), Texas (Throckmorton)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!