New Google Earth Imagery – August 24

Google Earth has just rolled out some fresh imagery for us! Thanks to GEB reader ‘ChrisK’ for being the first to let us know about it.


As is almost always 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 — 24-August, 10:28pm EST]

  • Argentina: Various cities — thanks ‘pertile’ and ‘3done’
  • Chile: Puerto Montt — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Czech Republic: Most of the country — thanks ‘Dawid’
  • Poland: Many areas — thanks ‘Dawid’, ‘tomcioZG’ and ‘Chris’
  • United States:Pittsburgh, PA — thanks ‘ChrisK’
  • Venezuela: Cumanacoa — thanks ‘wroman’

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.


  1. Orneta/Poland

  2. Large scale update of Poland
    Rzeszów, Tarnów, Bielsko-Biala, Lodz, northern Poland, Silesian cities (including Katowice), Poznan, Gdansk, Szczecin, Jelenia Gora, Nowy Sacz, Kraków, Czestochowa, Radom, Kielce, Bydgoszcz, etc.
    Note: these are all major cities

  3. Yes, huge update for Poland, in many places from the same date as in ZUMI site but of a bit lower resolution it seems. Czech Republic also seems different, much lighter.

  4. Chris thank you for the information, it is very important for me. In spite of everything still missing in the upgrade other two major cities: Zielona Gora and Gorzow Wielkopolski. The whole time waiting for it. Cheers!

  5. San Pedro, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
    I can also see lines for Paraná Delta, is that a new feature?

  6. Looks like in the NYC area the new Baseball stadiums finally made it in, Citifield replacing Shea Stadium and New Yankee Stadium replaced the old one.
    Now we need the New Meadowlands Stadium to replace the old Giants Stadium

  7. It’s kinda strange.
    All major cities across Poland are available in higher definition.
    But why cities like Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra have to wait so long for the upscaling.

  8. Czech Rebublic all across the country is updated.
    @jakubGW. @TomcioZG – Lublin or Opole, both voivodeship capitals are not of better quality… Tricity is now very nice, GOP is for sure from the very same date as in, but google has now that imagery better than zumi in a few places.

  9. Venezuela: Cumanacoa

  10. Huge update in Poland!OMG…and the new imagery is very cool!GE did a good job this time…..

  11. Pathein in Myanmar has new 2009 imagery.

  12. Neuquén, Argentina

  13. Chile: Puerto Montt
    Mitch, the NYC update was back on July 14th, actually.

  14. There is new GeoEye imagery in Guernsey.

  15. There is some new, “yellow” GeoEye just southeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. I believe it is a discoloration.

  16. Northern Burma has got some new SPOT imagery.

  17. Saldus, Latvia, huge better resolution.

  18. Gyula, Hungary (even if the resolution is bad for a 2009 imagery)

  19. Bekecsaba, Hungary

  20. Here is KMZ with all updates:

  21. Indonesia: Outdated imagery of Jambi city (dated 2002)

  22. Almost all Macedonia has new imagery (May 31, 2009), including Kumanova, Tetova, Gostivar, Ohrid, Struga, Dibra, Bitola (Manastir), Kicevo (Kërçovë), Prilep and many other smaller towns and villages.

  23. Good there is new imagery, but sadly for example in Gdansk, Poland this “new one” is already over a year old.

  24. Pretty much all of Burma has new imagery

  25. Also added new imagery (might be from the update before this, not sure) in Lithuania, around Jonava, Ukmerge, Utena, Varena, Pakruojis.

  26. All west regions of the Republic of Macedonia and other parts of it now have medium-high resolution.

  27. Lithuania: a few sites

  28. Imagery for Guernsey , Channel Islands, UK has been updated at last!

  29. North Korea: Pyongyang Samdok district, Wonsan, Sinuiju, Sinchon, and a number of other places

  30. The KML has been updated!

  31. It looks like Google forgot the island of Newfoundland, Canada in the KML and the blog post.

  32. Sarvar, Hungary

  33. Brazil: Presidente Bernardes, SP

  34. pls update the maps of kohistan Dubair KPK of Pakistan after flood 2010 in which more than 70% Area was washed away pleas update latest imagery of the said area

  35. Mt Everest

  36. Update pictures for Queretaro and Amazcala , Mexico

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