New Google Earth Imagery – November 16

As pointed out by GEB readers ‘Munden’ and ‘Steven’, 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 — 17-November, 3:01pm EST]

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires — thanks ‘Daniel’
  • Austria: Vienna — thanks ‘Joeran’
  • Canada: Saskatchewan — thanks ‘Steven’
  • China: Various areas — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Faroe Islands: — thanks ‘Munden’
  • France: Bretagne — thanks ‘Martin’
  • Indonesia: Southern part of Jakarta — thanks ‘okasbali’
  • Romania: Timisoara — thanks ‘twist3r’
  • Russia: Losino-Petrovsky, Lugovaya, Mendeleyevo, Monino and Povarovo — thanks ‘Munden’
  • United States: Georgia (Augusta), Indiana (Evansville), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), New Jersey (Trenton), North Carolina (Wilmington), South Carolina (Charleston, Columbia), Texas (Fort Hood), Wisconsin (Madison) — thanks ‘Dan’, ‘McMaster_de’, ‘Munden’, ‘Scott’ and ‘Steven’

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. Venezuela:
    Sucre: Araya and San Antonio del Golfo

  2. Leonardo Daniel Leidi says:

    Buenos Aires Argentina and with better zoom!!!!

  3. Russia: Lugovaya, Mendeleyevo, and Povarovo

  4. France, Bretagne – specialy french military port of Brest – in the former version blurry, now sharp
    around Lesneven Bretagne too.

  5. France, Bretagne – specialy french military port of Brest – in the former version blurry, now sharp
    around Lesneven Bretagne too.

  6. Evansville, Indiana

  7. There’s no update in San Jose. It as updated not long ago, and what I see in Google Earth is what I see in Google Maps.

  8. There is new imagery for Madison, WI that just showed up too.

  9. USA: Fort Hood, TX

  10. China: Yancanxian, also west of Hengshaxian

  11. China: Dinghai, also west of Hengshaxian

  12. Sorry, I didn’t think that first one went through and then decided Dinghai was more easily found.
    I guess I should note that the Hengshaxian in question is on Heng Sha island. The tile mostly covers water near Shanghai.

  13. Russia: Vladivostok, Serpukhov, Gornostay

  14. One of these days maybe they’ll get around to updating some imagery in Arkansas. Kinda pathetic that most all of the whole state still has imagery from 2003-2006; only a SMALL portion of northwest Arkansas has 2008-09.
    I keep my fingers crossed every update 😉

  15. Indonesia: Southern part of Jakarta (dated April 2010)

  16. There is new imagery near Santa Cruz.

  17. Italy: the Province of Ragusa in South East of Sicily got updated to 2009.

  18. McMaster_de says:

    Wilmington, North Carolina (Oct 23,2010)

  19. Timisoara, Romania
    Older image than the previous but with better resolution.

  20. Vienna, Austria

  21. Pilos, Greece; Methoni, Greece

  22. The Montijo area near Lisbon, Portugal, also has new imagery.

  23. McMaster_de says:

    Fargo Area, North Dakota & Minnesota (Oct 3, 2010)

  24. It seems to me that some areas of Iowa went back to older imagery. I just looked at several areas the other day and now a few large blocks of imagery definitely look different then they did.

  25. [Italy] The Ligurian East Coast with Unesco World Heritage “Cinque Terre”
    [Italy] City of Padua

  26. der alte k says:

    Street View is available in 20 German Cities.

  27. Germany: Street View – looks good quality, dominated by modern urban and industrial scenes, as to be expected with the choice of cities. Many attractive and fascinating images, but so far missing out on most of the more scenic places.
    Let’s hope that public/media reaction is positive, Google don’t mess up on privacy again, and more areas are released.
    Includes coverage of: Bielefeld, Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Dresden. Hamburg, Hannover, Koln (Cologne), Leipzig, Mannheim, Munchen (Munich), Nurnberg, the Rhur (Duisberg to Dortmund), Stuttgart, Wuppertal.

  28. Germany: Street View – coverage also includes Frankfurt.

  29. Germany: Street View – get an idea of the new imagery by using the random pick or slide show on the Map Crunch site
    There is a good chance of spotting opaque screens hiding some of the many addresses where privacy has been requested, rare elsewhere in Street View.

  30. Carlos David says:

    Why are these images taking so long to appear in Google Maps? Does anyone know how long they normaly take to show up?

  31. Does anyone know how to get the source of Google’s Imagery? Or are they Google’s own private sources?

  32. Gdansk, Poland (from July 2010) – BUT !!! IF you want to see it you have to go to the history option and “back ” from 2008 to 2010. I don’t know why.

  33. >>Does anyone know how long they normaly take to show up?
    3 days! This update (like previos one) is exception.

  34. Tbilisi,Georgia has new imagery of 27 october 2010

  35. Donald Irwin Page says:

    How can I correct and update street names in my area?

  36. Donald — You can submit corrections to Google Maps, and those corrections will eventually end up in Google Earth. Here’s how:

  37. What I love about Google Earth and Google maps is the way its constantly evolving.

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