New Google Earth Imagery – February 24

Google has just pushed out some fresh imagery to various parts of the world, with thanks going to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Andreas’ for being the first to point it out to us!


The full extent of the update is still unknown, but 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 — 24-February, 4:16pm EST]

  • Australia: Melbourne — thanks ‘David’
  • Bosnia Herzegovina: Various areas — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Croatia: Various Areas — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Germany: Hohenfels, Marl — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Norway: Various areas — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Romania:Various areas — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Sweden: Areas along the western part of the country — thanks ‘John’
  • UK: London — thanks ‘Carl’
  • United States: Illinois (west central) and Tennessee (southern sections) — thanks ‘KennyB’ and ‘Wes’

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.

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  1. Also new: parts of Sweden. Along border to Norway. Long due. Still not very detailed.

  2. There seems to be no updated imagery for Bosnia Herzegovina(all new images are from jan.24 update).The only difference seems to be the change in color of low res. imagery. Still lacks any current mapping information.

  3. you are right, they only changed the color.
    but why? it looks more ugly

  4. New imagery: West central Illinois.

  5. Check out this airplane flying over London!
    51°31’21.14″N / 0°7’33.96″W

  6. It looks like Google Maps has just been updated too. Pity, no more fun on checking out old and new imagery…

  7. The KML has also been updated now.

  8. Wow that is beautiful imagery. Google is a very wealthy company to have access to these satellites. I think they are going to have some very advanced software coming out for us in the future.

  9. New Imagery: Southeast Tennessee including Chattanooga. Thanks, Google!

  10. New Imagery, Sligo, Ireland.
    This imagery was submitted by the local authority under the imagery partnership programme,
    Aerial photography and lidar was aquired for a new road project in 2006, glad to see it submitted to google for everyone to use.

  11. London UK! after years of “2006 imagery”….

  12. UK and LONDON
    Congratulations to GE for much improved (June 2010 – no long shadows!) new imagery of the whole of the Greater London area. Building of the 2012 Olympics site can be seen.
    The newly arrived update in Places also shows good new imagery around Newcastle in NE England, in Somerset and Herefordshire, and around Edinburgh, but there are still the long standing gaps in Scotland

  13. The KMZ network link file is updated already. Also, Google Maps is updated with the new imagery too.

    There is an interesting curving sweep of new high res imagery in the mainly rural west of Northern Ireland in places where imagery was of mixed quality before.
    There are also a couple of patches of new high res imagery in towns in Ireland south of the border in addition to Sligo, but image quality in Ireland remains very variable.

  15. City of Oum El Bouaghi
    date 2009/07/24
    imagery of the point of interest, “oum el bouaghi” has been updated!
    You can view this new imagery in Google Map or in Google Earth (lat, lng: 35.8775, 7.1136).

  16. Hey!
    I’m not sure where I could ask the following question, so I just thought I’d post it in the most recent entry of this blog 🙂
    So I was checking Zakopane (Poland) in GE because I wanted to upload my photos on Panoramio. Unfortunately the map dates back to 2006 and has a very low quality. Well it’s almost 5 years, any chance that the map of this town and its region will be updated soon? *please* 🙂

  17. Another aeroplane over South Tottenham:
    51°34’51.30″N / 0°04’31.75″W

  18. Why one cannot see the old mid and low-res imagery in historical imagery option? I would be good for comparison of changes in terrain or buildings when there is only one image in the area and the only older is mid/low-res imagery.

  19. Serbia- Pancevo

  20. bernd reuter says:

    Israel: Region south of Haifa (Hadera) and Areas west of Jerusalem
    US: Area 51 (new Hangar and “racing course” can be seen)

  21. UK According to Google LatLong blog we’ve got the Kate and Willlie wedding to thank for the update of London, but it also mentions the update of Summerset [sic] so perhaps they’ve had some of that county’s famous cider 🙂

  22. I don’t see any updates in Romania.

  23. Rishikesh in India also updated.

  24. @Bogdan : You’re right. No updates in Romania, just the fact that the medium resolution imagery from Spot now has a lighter color now.

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