Updates: New Imagery, April Fools

Just a post to let you know the stories from last night have been updated:

  1. Google Earth April Fools Joke – screenshot is all that remains

  2. New Google Earth Imagery – updated list

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Timothy says:

    While investigating the new imagery, I turned on the spot image layer – Google seems to be slowly replacing its base imagery with spot images.
    I noticed something odd. Spot have coverage of almost all land except:
    * The north east of Russia. I guess because of snow cover.
    * Parts of equatorial Africa: Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and DRC. – I guess because of heavy cloud cover.
    *This is the odd one: Chad. Its almost as if Chad is being censored.

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