New Google Earth Imagery – September 21

As pointed out by an anonymous GEB reader, Google has just pushed out a new imagery update for us!


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 — 21-September, 10:16pm]

  • Colombia: Bogota — thanks ‘CarlosA’
  • Indonesia: Various — thanks ‘okasbali’
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  • United States: California (various cities), Colorado (Denver), Florida (Miami), North Carolina (various cities), Ohio (Cincinnati), Oregon (Portland), South Dakota (Sioux Falls) — thanks ‘Chrisk’

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. Sioux Falls, SD July, 2010

  2. I get other imagery updates, at Indonesia:
    Part of eastern Bali (Semarapura & part of Nusa Penida) (Dec 2009 imagery)
    …and other areas (i don’t know where the place’s imagery updated)

  3. Hello, I found an update Timotes, Merida, Venezuela …

  4. Buenos Aires have been updated, but with poor green images.. #fail

  5. pierre SD may 2009 imagery!

  6. Colombia – Bogota

  7. San Diego, CA imagery 24 august 2010

  8. Nasir Ashraf says:

    Imagery of “Lahore, Pakistan” updated but with cloud cover… Good imagery replaced with poor Data.

  9. Tariq Mufti says:

    Most of Karachi updated to Jan 10, 2010.

  10. Thanks Hex for providing so soon the .kmz file with updates. Great forum out there on sasgis.

  11. Cartagena de Indias – Colombia.

  12. Christchurch, NZ has post-quake imagery, but you can’t see much yet as it’s not in the history layer and is still being blocked by the hi-res March 2009 stuff.

  13. The lead photo is looking north along the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon, just west of the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Shillapoo Wildlife Area. I’ve spent so much time studying the airphotos there that I recognized it right away.

  14. Jose Santos says:

    Rio de Janeiro, brazil

  15. The official KMZ network link is already updated. Hopefully that means the history imagery will update quickly too.

  16. where do i found the kmz

  17. Zlatan – a KML which automatically arrives in the Places panel with all the latest imagery updates – outlined in thin red lines when the KML is opened – is offered in the official Google Earth Gallery
    Earlier updates are also retained in Places if you wish

  18. The California and Oregon imagery is only 1 month old. Anyone know how they got it so quickly?

  19. Tales V Colman says:

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  20. The new imagery is now in Google Maps as well.

  21. Karachi,Pakistan
    is update on 21sep imagery.

  22. Christchurch, NZ has post-quake imagery dated 03 Sep. The earthquake was at 4am on the 4th, but at 10am (photo time?) it was still the 3rd in parts of the USA.

  23. Correction: I was looking just outside the Christchurch city area. They have *not* released the city portion of that imagery (yet).

  24. SF Imagery from 9/11/10; I just noticed the homes destroyed by the fire in nearby San Bruno on the 9th.

  25. When will you update images for Belize , last was 2007,

  26. Nicoline Snyman says:

    Van Dyksbaai Western Cape not updated

  27. What about the New Egyptian Suez Canal

  28. what is the recent updation in India – Tamizhnadu area


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