Google has just pushed out a large imagery update to much of the world. Thanks to Ali Shareef for being the first to let us know about it. Also thanks to ‘Andreas’, ‘Catalin’ and ‘Munden’ for pointing out other areas with updates.
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!
Some of the updated areas include:
- Algeria: Arzew, Mers El Hadjad, Mers El Kebir
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Travnik
- China: Cengangzhen, Dalian, Miaolingzhen, Nanyaowan, Qingdao, Shanghai
- Dubai: Palm Islands
- Egypt: Alexandria, Aswan
- Greece: Iraklio
- India: Kochi, Lucknow
- Libya: Benghazi, Sirte, Tripoli, Tubruq
- Maldives: Addu City, Gan, Male
- Netherlands: Small area of Amsterdam
- New Zealand: Auckland
- Qatar: Doha
- Romania: Barlad, Bucharest
- Russia: Moscow, Vladivostock Harbor
- Tunisia: Al Munastir, Bizerte, Nabeul, Tunis
- United States: Alabama (Birmingham), Arizona (western Grand Canyon areas), California (Hidden Hills Ranch solar project), Florida (Fort Walton Beach, Freeport, Santa Rosa Beach), Hawaii (various areas), Mississippi (Jackson)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!