Aerial imagery of the protests in Egypt

GeoEye has just released some high-resolution imagery of the protests in Egypt, taken over Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 29.


GeoEye does a great job of capturing fresh imagery from a variety of noteworthy events throughout the world. In the past, they’ve provided imagery from Burning Man 2010, the volcano in Iceland last April and President Obama’s inauguration two years ago.
I’ve taken this latest image and added it to Google Earth as an overlay, so you can download this KML file to see it for yourself.

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. MStowastiq says:

    Thank you! been looking all over the internet for current GE images of Tahrir Sq since the older one shows a huge construction site where now a building stands.

  2. The Violence in Egypt was to bad for the people of Egypt to have seen.
    African leaders should see a vital reason to leave power as soon as the majority of the people they are leading get tired with them, instill of allowing blood bath amongst themselves.
    Liberia will soon be going to elections in October, Ellen has been convicted as a criminal against the state in Liberia, by the Truth and Reconciliation committee (TRC) of Liberia. But she has declared to the Liberian people that she is a Formidable come 2011 election….the TRC convicted her and ban her from politics for thirty (30) years, her refusal is a catalyst to war and violent. we the OPPOSITIONS TO THE RE-ELECTION OF ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, A MOVEMENT to build a wall of moral Excellence around the Presidency as an Institution have started singing songs to citizens to use their votes to denial her power.

  3. abdel khalek says:

    I need the last Egypt Imagery

  4. They have a “Suggest new location” link right next to the coordinates specifically for this purpose.

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