New Google Earth Imagery – April 19

Just in time for Where 2.0, Google has pushed out some fresh imagery! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for pointing it out. I’m not able to dig into it too much right now while I’m at the conference, so the extent of it is unknown. Dig in and see what you can find.


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-April, 9:54pm EST]

  • Germany: Various areas — thanks ‘sladys’
  • Japan: Ishinomaki — thanks ‘Munden’
  • United States: Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson), Kansas (Wichita), Massachusetts (Cape Cod), New Mexico (Albuquerque) and Texas (Amarillo, Austin) — thanks ‘ChrisK’, ‘ChrisZ’, ‘GT’ and ‘Jonahrf’

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. United States – Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona areas.

  2. United States – Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Amarillo, Texas

  3. Austin, TX

  4. Dave Timpe says:

    There was an update on the 9th that never got a blog entry. There was a new image on the East side of Green Bay that isn’t necessarily an improvement. It’s newer, but there are clouds to the East of town that nearly obscure the ground. It’s a late winter-early spring shot (dated in March), which is good in some respects (no trees blocking view), but it’s a pretty brown world, other than the clouds, with some icy spots in the bay.

  5. First ever high res imagery for the northern part of the Isle of Mull and the neighbouring southern part of the Morvern peninsular in the remoter western parts of Scotland.

  6. The Scottish islands of Coll and Tiree to the west of Mull are also fully covered for the first time in high res imagery. Not many inhabitants in these beautiful but windswept places, but the slowly improving coverage of Scotland is welcome.

  7. Albuquerque, NM has fresh imagery from February 2011.

  8. United states – Wichita, Kansas

  9. The new Phoenix imagery from March 4 shows some MLB Spring Training action! Cool!!

  10. I love to use google earth

  11. Various places in Germany.

  12. Germany – Leuna

  13. There is new SPOT imagery in the state of Yunnan, China.

  14. Athens – Greece! :>

  15. France : Var

  16. okasbali says:

    Gilimanuk-Banyuwangi (disappointed with date: dated 20 May 2009)
    and at any area which I’m not spotted today’s update for some reason
    Sorry if there’s misspelling in my post today

  17. Mucbarney says:

    Germany: there are new (underexposed) images of Munich and Frankfurt/Main hidden in the “History”.

  18. i’m very curiously that if the images of Japan Fukushima nuclear power plant has been updated to fresh in google earth. Is your picure the images of nuclear power plant? they just look like

  19. The network link is updated.

  20. Dave Timpe says:

    Kalamazoo and part of Battle Creek, MI. Two new downtown buildings added in Battle Creek since last I checked in. An area South of Green Bay (Part of Allouez, Bellevue and south into Brown County).

  21. Many parts of Turkey appear to be updated

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