It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Georg’ for being the first to let us know about it, and thanks to ‘Baba’ and ‘Munden’ for finding some additional locations.
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!
We’re not sure of all of the updated areas yet, but here are a few that some readers have found:
- Italy: Milan, Turin
- Japan: Aichi, Minato
- Lithuania: Klaipeda
- Poland: Tatra Mountains
- Spain: Marbella, Roquetas del Mar, Utrera
- Turkey: Golcuk
- United Kingdom: Blackpool
- United States: Arkansas (Jonesboro), California (Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego), Connecticut (New London, Norwich), Florida (Jacksonville, Middleburg, Orlando, Palatka, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Tampa, The Villages), Georgia (Augusta, Brunswick, Fort Stewart, Hawkinsville), Illinois (Chicago), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), Mississippi (McComb, Natchez, Tupelo, West Point), Missouri (Branson), North Carolina (Buxton, Greenville), South Carolina (Charleston), Tennessee (Memphis), Texas (Fort Worth, San Angelo, Victoria)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!