It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Munden’ and ‘Dave’ for being the first to let us know about it.
As is often the case, this imagery isn’t yet in Google Maps. As a result, you can compare Google Earth to Google Maps to determine what is 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:
- Japan: Sasebo
- United States:
- California (Chino, Los Angeles, San Celmente)
- Colorado (Canon City and Royal Gorge)
- Kentucky (Louisville)
- Michigan (Escanaba, Gladstone, Menominee, Nahma, Rapid River, Stephenson)
- North Dakota (Kenmare, Minot)
- Oklahoma (Lawton)
- Tennessee (Martin, Union City)
- Washington (Bremerton, Everett, Maple Valley, Seattle, Tacoma)
- Wisconsin (Dodgeville, Marinette, Peshtigo, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay)
If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!