New Google Earth Imagery – July 14

It’s only been 10 days since the last imagery update, and the next one appears to be upon us! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Andreas’ for being the first to let us know about it.


As is often 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!
[UPDATED — 15-July, 2:17pm EST]

  • Bangladesh: Ishurdi Airport, Pabna — thanks ‘shajedul’
  • Sweden: Northern part of the country — thanks ‘Anton’
  • United States: Ohio (Cleveland), New York and Texas (Abilene) and Utah (Salt Lake City, Sandy) — thanks ‘Andreas’, ‘Jayson’, ‘McMaster_de’ and ‘Sean’
  • Uruguay: Colonia — thanks ‘Enrique’

If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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  1. Tariq Mufti says:

    A lot of historical imagery does not appear to be available anymore .. is it just temporarary as the servers are being set up?

  2. Tariq — Great question. I don’t know offhand, but we can chalk it up to that and see how it looks in a day or two when the imagery rolls over to Maps.

  3. Sean Stafford says:

    New York has had some updates. Not sure of the extent, but Yankee Stadium and La Guardia Airport are both June 2010 imagery.

  4. New imagery Colonia, Uruguay

  5. New medium resolution imagery in the north of Sweden!

  6. Some of the new imagery is downright freaky… with large swaths of lime-green painted over roads and buildings.
    Compare this location (part of the Cleveland update) in Earth and Maps…,-81.238437&z=17&t=h&hl=en

  7. Jeffrey:
    I don’t see any wierdness at the location you gave, but I do have a question: is it common in that area to not have fences between houses? There’s a pretty new subdivision with no fences at all!

  8. New imagery for Sandy, Utah. You can see Rio Tinto Stadium now.

  9. McMaster_de says:

    Salt Lake City Area, Utah

  10. Tariq Mufti says:

    History is back, and Timeline is working again.

  11. The NYC Outer Boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island have been updated, as have most of the smaller NYC islands: Ellis, Liberty, Roosevelt, Governors Islands etc. The imagery date shown is 6-18-2010. However, Manhattan itself (New York County) has not been updated.

  12. Ernie, did you look at the Earth imagery for that location? The streets and sides of the houses are all a monotone drab green… very unnatural. If you zoom way back, you start to see patterns… the stripes of the individual satellite (plane?) passes, with the odd green fogging happening near the edges.
    As for the lack of fences and trees and any semblance of ambiance, yes, that particular area has as much charm as you’d expect from a bunch of houses sticking up from the ground like so many warts. It’s sad. No idea what the designers were thinking.

  13. New imagery for Chappaqua NY.

  14. United States: Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, all of North Jersey, and all of Long Island

  15. Not all of Long Island, just the western end.

  16. Google Maps is already updated. I spotted updates along the Suez Canal, but on making 100% sure about it I found that Google Maps is updated everywhere with the new imagery.
    I’m still confident there are updates along the Suez though. There are sections now with imagery from February 2010.
    Also, the July 14th network link is broken for the imagery update. You can still use the toggle controls to view the older imagery updates. This might HOPEFULLY be because they’re updating the network link right now.

  17. There we go. The network link is working now. Looks like the I was right about that bit of the Suez anyway. 🙂

  18. The mysteries of updates – the 14 July imagery update arrived in My Places today, presumably outlining the same areas as the KML, but it differs form the info posted today in the LatLong blog, for example there is no outlined indication of the blog’s “high resolution satellite imagery” in Norway.
    I commented in GEB earlier this month on the desirability of Google providing better and more consistent info about updates, and the latest batch underlines this need.

  19. some snow near forth worth TX….in nord….awesome new imagery ….i’ve never seen snow in TX at 32 degrees north…

  20. In looking at the “freaky lime green” I mentioned in an earlier comment, now on Maps as well, I’m wondering whether it’s areas that were somehow over a certain brightness threshold that were turned lime green.
    Look at the front face of this house and its driveway, for example… one continuous smooth green zone:,-81.238753&spn=0.000959,0.002053&z=20

  21. Tarrant county, TX (Fort Worth and it’s surrounding suburbs) was updated. It happened right after one of our two major snowfalls this year. So, if you look in the shadows, you’ll see snow still on the ground. Pretty crazy.

  22. Antonio Teixeira says:

    …and when is the file showing the updates coming out?

  23. Appears the KML has been out since the 15th of July.

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