It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Conor’ for being the first to let us know about it and ‘Munden’ for help tracking down the locations of the new imagery.
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 Earth yet, so you can compare Earth vs. Maps to see what’s new; the fresh imagery is already in Google Maps, but the old imagery is still in Google Earth. If you compare the two side-by-side and they’re not identical, that means that you’ve found a freshly updated area!
We’re not sure of all of the updated areas yet, but here are a few that some readers have found:
- Canada: Calgary
- Japan: Kyoto
- New Zealand: Near Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
- North Korea: Pyongyang
- United Kingdom: Coventry (eastern part)
- United States: Florida (Cape Canaveral), Virginia (Roanoke), Wisconsin (Woodruff), Wyoming (Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!