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. 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. 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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