New Google Earth Imagery – July 29

It appears that another Google Earth imagery update is underway — thanks to GEB readers ‘Eero’ and ‘cristi’ for being the first to let us know about it.
[UPDATE: Google has updated the official KML update file, so you can see exactly which areas have been changed with this release.]


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 — 29-July, 9:41pm EST]

  • Finland: Southern areas — thanks ‘Eero’ and ‘cristi’
  • Nepal: — thanks ‘Steven’
  • Netherlands: Various areas — thanks ‘Maarten’
  • United States: San Jose and Sacramento, CA (thanks ‘Steven’), Des Moines, IA (thanks ‘cristi), Boston, MA (thanks ‘Kevin’) and Las Vegas, NV (thanks ‘cristi’)

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

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  1. Maarten says:

    In the Netherlands there is new imagery in the area north of Utrecht (Maarssen, Breukelen) and the area west of Amersfoort (Soest).

  2. des moines IA,28th may 2010…

  3. There is new Spot imagery in Finland.

  4. There is new Spot imagery in Nepal too.

  5. New high res in Las Vagas, Nevada and San Jose, California.

  6. Boston, Ma area has refreshed imagery with a date of 19 June 2010.

  7. New high res in:
    * Las Vagas, Nevada
    * San Jose, California
    * Sacramento, California

  8. Firefox was loading the comment before Kevin’s a bit slow.

  9. Excuse me for a lot of comments, but I mean Las Vegas, not Las Vagas.

  10. okasbali says:

    Indonesia proudly have:
    1. BAD quality updates (much number of clouds) of Jakarta with 19 August 2009 dated
    2. North tip of Bali update (Karangasem)
    3. and other place which I can’t say more detail
    (Now Back to School, 9.30 WITA/UTC+8)

  11. awesome imagery in Las Vegas…

  12. Singapore, the eastern edge including most of their main airport and a navy base.

  13. The south area of Great Buenos Aires, in Argentina ,)

  14. Auquicu says:

    Lima (PerĂº) has same imagery updated previously, but with colors corrected.

  15. Cristobal Jordan says:

    – Wenzhou (October 7, 2009)
    – Ningbo(June 5, 2009. Previously have imagery from March 2010)
    – Beijing (Southern part. August 11, 2009)
    – Kunming (February 26, 2010)
    – Shaoxing (January 14, 2010)
    – Nantong (January 3, 2010)
    – Xi’an (August 12 – September 22, 2009)
    – Hefei (December 26, 2009)
    – Busan (May 19, 2009)
    – Ulsan (May 8, 2009)
    – Bangkok (April 16, 2009)

  16. Pitesti ? Romania ? Rm. Valcea ? when? How long do we have to wait?

  17. @linkar
    There’s no need to post here requests about new imagery. You should do that on :
    You can select there the locations you would like to see updated imagery. For Pitesti, i’m afraid that niether GeoEye niether Digitalglobe have high resolution imagery.

  18. Atlantic Five says:

    There is new imagery over the Philadelphia metro area and about a 20 mile radius from there.

  19. Malawi: New GeoEye imagery in Kasungu and nearby areas.

  20. Somalia: Mogadishu also has new GeoEye imagery.

  21. Atlantic Five says:

    FWIW, the Philadelphia images were taken probably around noon, based on the Phillies Home Opener against the Washington Nationals and the number of people making their way into the stadium (Phils won it 7-4).

  22. Finally, Nepal is now fully covered with imagery! Unfortunately, the imagery is of very low resolution. Imagery of much higher resolution from DigitalGlobe and Spot Image do exist. Hopefully, GooglEarth will upload them soon.

  23. Dave Timpe says:

    Waukegan, IL and Kenosha, WI, and points Westward (stops short of Rockford, IL).

  24. @Raj Nepal is covered with Spot, DigitalGlobe, and GeoEye imagery which are medium and high res. Before this update, The areas which now have Spot imagery had TerraMetrics imagery, the low res one. Now, as it got Spot imagery, it is more high res.

  25. RiderLT says:
  26. ‘Places’ – did any other GEB reader find that the ‘places’ layer had been turned on with the arrival of the automatic 29 July imagery update in the Places panel resulting in a rash of icons.
    I don’t know whether this was an unsubtle attempt to boost clicks to the businesses featured, but I prefer an uncluttered GE and to turn on a layer when needed. Makes you wonder what else goes on behind the scenes.

  27. Philadelphia imagery is fairly new and includes a good metropolitan area
    I can see the new solar panels on the roof of one of the buildings on the Eastern University campus.
    They were only installed several months ago.
    Historical imagery also shows a good portion of Delaware and the early stages of the construction of PPL park in Chester PA. Current imagery shows a later stage.

  28. Panama has the same imagery. The imagery are about 10 years ago

  29. Lots of updated imagery in the Dominican Republic, the central region, (Cibao) in particular; La Vega, Jarabacoa, Manabao,,,finally! Many thanks to those responsible!

  30. Steven, Could you please provide with a High res imagery of All major cities of Nepal? I mean,Can it be done or possible? would be great!

  31. Well i guess it is safe to say there are lots of new imagery…

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