New Google Earth Imagery – November 3

As pointed out by GEB reader ‘robbie’, 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 — 3-November, 8:23pm EST]

  • Argentina: Various areas — thanks ‘Federico’
  • Cameroon: Various, including east of Bafoussam — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Ireland: Various cities — thanks ‘robbie’
  • Russia: west Kurgan region, east Chelyabinsk region — thanks ‘workdao’
  • Ukraine: Various — thanks ‘Chogory’
  • United States: Illinois (Springfield), Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Marion), Maryland (Baltimore), Missouri (Saint Joseph) and New York (Long Island — thanks ‘Belmaktor’, ‘Brent’, ‘ChrisK’ and ‘Munden’
  • Uruguay: Some imagery in the center of the country — thanks ‘Roberto’

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

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  1. United States: Baltimore, MD 8/30/10

  2. All Ukraine spot-5 resolution

  3. Huge update over Mediterranean coast of Morocco and Algeria

  4. New SPOT imagery in whole Ukraine.

  5. Russia:
    west Kurgan Region, East Chelyabinsk region

  6. Belmaktor says:

    United States: Long Island, NY

  7. Cedar Rapids and Marion, Iowa has new imagery. The image of my dad’s house now has a date of October 4, 2010

  8. Ireland, various cities? Waterford has (very good) high res for the first time ever, but where else? Still waiting for most of Ireland.

  9. In Irland, After Cork, Dublin (…), I think it’s the turn of Limerick, Galway, Tralee, Athlone, Enniscorthy …

  10. Lurgee – thanks for the info about the Irish cities. It’s a welcome start to improving coverage in these urban centres at least.

  11. Uruguay: some new images in the center of the country

  12. USA: Springfield, IL

  13. USA: Saint Joseph, Missouri

  14. Cameroon: Many areas updated, most noticed would be the pale strips to the east of Bafoussam. (including Lake Monoun)

  15. Pehuajó, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Laboulaye, Córdoba, Argentina

  16. Mick, it’s Saint Joseph, not St Louis for the Missouri update. 🙂 It’s a city on the western edge of the State.

  17. Munden — Oops, sorry about that! Fixed now.

  18. There is new imagery in:
    Red Bluff and Redding, California

  19. Recolored imagery in northern Morocco and Algeria with Morocco looking like it was completely cleaned up.

  20. Iowa got a much larger update than I previously noticed. It’s actually a roughly 47 by 58 mile (over 2,700 sq miles) section and includes the entire Cedar Rapids & Iowa City metro areas.
    List of communities here:

  21. Will Google please update the rest of the USA on street view or will life continue to make fun of me for my sprained ankle?
    It sucks my sprained ankle is causing Google grief.

  22. Eastern Albania (Dibër, Bulqizë and Librazhd Districts). April 26, 2003.

  23. There’s now September 5th imagery for the majority of Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to the added imagery, the previously released historical imagery from July 2009 has been made brighter.

  24. Valderrama @ Panay island, Philippines

  25. UPDATES MYSTERY – today’s post on the Google LatLong blog lists a mass of countries with high res satellite imagery updates, including France, Germany and the UK, but neither the KML nor the automatic imagery update (same file?) in ‘my places’ shows any red outlines to indicate new imagery in these countries.
    Can anyone solve this mystery so we can tell which areas have been updated?

  26. It seems that all france have high res of IGN

  27. Yes – image resolutions over France are much improved after several rounds of updates, and there are now only odd patches at the old basic medium low resolution, for example one W of Rennes and another NNW of Bordeaux on the coast.
    However, I have yet to find any updates this time in the UK, where significant parts of Scotland remain at very basic low res. So mystery remains.

  28. New imagery of the Invercargill and Bluff area, South Island, New Zealand is poor
    quality. Lots of cloud over Invercargill City.
    I’m about to start updating an orienteering map at Omaui near Bluff and comparing the Google imagery
    with Bing Maps or ICCXplorer the Google imagery is absolutely useless.
    The new imagery of the Sandy Point Forest is not anywhere near the quality of previous photography.
    I would have expected an improvement in quality –
    not a deterioation

  29. ey whats that new kind of photos in google earth?
    there are all around the world in every country several 360° pictures just like the street view photos. when where they released and why arnt they censored? ( i saw the white naked ass of a girl in a 360° shot in an russian beach! :D)

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