Google has just pushed out some fresh imagery. Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for letting us know about it.
The updated areas include:
- Dubai: The Palm Jebel Ali
- Egypt: Cairo
- Iran: Tehran
- Slovenia: Ljubljana
- Syria: Damascus
- Thailand: Bang Duan, Pratuchai
- United States: Idaho (Boise, Moscow, Bonners Ferry), Minnesota (Hibbing), Montana (Kalispell, Glacier National Park), Oregon (Pendleton), Washington (Pullman, Pasco)
These updates are already available in Google Maps now too, making it difficult to spot other new areas. Hopefully Google will update official imagery updates KML file soon with details. However, that file has been a bit spotty lately, making imagery updates much more of a guessing game. GEB reader ‘Chris’ shares his thoughts on that:
The GEB post of 25 May seems to tie up with the KML of the same date (the last one sent out for quite a while), the post of 8 July with the KML dated 7 July (now shows Coventry UK which I recall was not the case earlier), and the post of 23 July with the KML dated 22 July, so it’s the 5 and 19 August KMLs/updates which seem to have slipped by unnoticed. But what was perhaps a mess for a while now seems to have been tidied up.
The latest new imagery [as of last week] includes good high res on the northern and western margins of the West Midlands conurbation in the UK, also along the River Dee estuary in the UK, plus around and to the south of Konstanz in Switzerland, and plus similar in large patches of Montana, Oregon, and Washington, US.
Between the sets of “missing” updates along with what Munden has found today, there is certainly been a lot of fresh imagery added to Google Earth in the past few months. Go explore and check it all out!