New Google Earth Imagery – October 19

As pointed out by GEB readers ‘Jorge’ and @NoelBallantyne, Google has just pushed out some fresh new imagery!


As is usually 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 — 19-October, 1:28pm EST]

  • Ireland: Various areas — thanks ‘Noel’
  • Peru: West part of Lima and Callao — thanks ‘Jorge’
  • Russia: Near Kimry — thanks ‘AlexeiD’
  • Thailand: Various areas — thanks ‘Andy’
  • United States: Medford, OR — thanks ‘Steven’
  • Uruguay: — thanks ‘Enrique’

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

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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. Thailand: Yala city, southwest of Surat Thani city (Khian Sa district), Nan province, between Rayong and Klaeng, and probably more areas

  2. Tverskaya oblast’ to the north of Kimry, Russia

  3. New imagery in Uruguay

  4. New imagery in Medford, Oregon.

  5. Ireland? Where? Large parts of the Republic, together with significant parts of Scotland, are still covered only by the most basic low res imagery, as they have been since GE launched.
    As Street View is very comprehensive in both, it’s time for GE imagery to match.

  6. Well, Ireland it’s updated only in just covered areas.. big dissapointment 🙁

  7. South-Africa, some areas in and near the town of Secunda.

  8. Córdoba City – Argentina.
    I think this photo was taken in January.

  9. Colombia – new imagery in the northern part of Bogota.

  10. Duluth MN near Lake Superior…29th august 2010 imagery!


  12. GE should really update more areas of ireland after releing street view. where i live was updated with aerial images but are from 2006

  13. Grants Pass, Oregon. Really close to Medford, but I was excited about the area specifically because my cousin has been hoping for new imagery for there for a while 🙂

  14. Havana, Cuba

  15. Panay island, Philippines:
    – Culasi, Antique
    – Pandan, Antique

  16. fadhel A. leeri says:

    Central Area of Kuwait , and Kheran area plus abdali areain north

  17. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

  18. Northern Kosovo (Oct 9, 2009).

  19. Venezuela: Caripito, Monagas

  20. Havana, Cuba

  21. LEE JONES says:

    Hi people
    Are there recent (October 2010) updates of America specificly AREA 51?

  22. What’s wrong with the SASGIS.RU .kml files? Every time I open one, it doesn’t do anything.

  23. Rodrigo Pastor says:

    Lican ray, a little town in the calafquén lake in Chile.
    but im worried because a city near this place, in the city I live in, called Temuco (one of the five largest cities in Chile) still has an image from 2003, but smaller cities and less important than Temuco they have newer imagery even of second half of 2010, I dont know why, I have checked the digital globe web site and spot image web site and they have newer imagery for Temuco since 2007 to 2010.

  24. Mexico City is current as well as around the State of Mexico, but not so recent, being images of December 2009

  25. John Bertrand says:

    The images for much of the Kona area of Hawaii are 1st generation, dating from 2003. This is unfortunate in a fast-growing area like Kona. Some areas of the Big Island date to 2007. When can we expect an update?

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