New Google Earth Imagery – May 18

It’s once again time for an imagery update to Google Earth! Thanks to the Palm Beach Gardens GIS Division for letting us know about it.


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-May, 6:46am EST]

  • Australia: Helensburgh — thanks ‘Pete’
  • China: Lushun, Xiaopingdao — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Greece: Athens, Khania — thanks ‘Andreas’ and ‘Munden’
  • Hungary: Batonyterenya, Paszto — thanks ‘eHOG’
  • Iceland: Selfoss — thanks ‘Noel’
  • India: Pallimukku — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Japan: Kamijima, Sanuki, Minamiawaji — thanks ‘Munden’
  • New Zealand: Hamilton — thanks ‘Erik’
  • Norway: Various areas — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Poland: Ryn — thanks ‘PaSKud’
  • Portugal: Castelo Branco — thanks ‘lain’
  • Romania: Various areas — thanks ‘cristi’
  • Russia: Severodvinsk — thanks ‘Munden’
  • United States: Alaska (Anchorage), Florida (Broward, Miami, Navarre Beach, Palm Beach), Michigan (Grand Rapids), New York (Buffalo), North Carolina (Hickory), Texas (Dallas), Virginia (Lynchburg) — thanks ‘Brian’, ‘ChrisK’, ‘Corey’, ‘GT”, ‘Munden’ and ‘toyle’

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. south of bucharest romania

  2. Noel Ballantyne says:

    Selfoss Iceland

  3. ploiesti romania!

  4. some ares in Baragan plain, romania!

  5. Various areas in Romania! many areas…10x GE!

  6. Anchorage Alaska. Very recent…maybe a month ago.

  7. Bátonyterenye, Pásztó in Hungary
    10/11/2010 GeoEYE Satellite imagery

  8. grand rapids michigan

  9. Japan: Kamijima, Sanuki, Minamiawaji (some tsunami imagery has had a color balance to add green)

  10. China: Lushun, Xiaopingdao

  11. Miami, Florida has also been updated to 3/2011.

  12. Updated: Portugal: Castelo Branco

  13. India: Pallimukku
    Greece: Khania
    Russia: Severodvinsk

  14. Helensburgh, NSW, Australia now has imagery from October 2009.

  15. USA: Dallas, TX

  16. USA: Lynchburg, VA
    Hickory, NC

  17. Buffalo, NY and other parts of the Western NY Region (Erie, Niagara & Chautauqua Counties)

  18. Norway: Moss, Horten, Spjelkavik, Brattvag, Sykkylven, Fenes, Kjøpstad

  19. audiored says:

    How about old aerial or satellite photos of US cities? I like the feature where you can see historical views but there aren’t a lot of them for some places. Will more be added?

  20. Corey Robinson says:

    Navarre Beach Florida

  21. GReece: Athens

  22. Hamilton, NZ

  23. Poland, Mazury – city of Ryn and sorroundings. Winter image.

  24. audiored — Yes, more historical imagery is added fairly often, but Google often doesn’t mention it and it’s harder for users to randomly notice it. If we discover new historical imagery for an area, we usually try to write about it to let everyone know.

  25. terranaut says:

    hmm, i live within the satellite image shown here, palm beach, and whats strange is that we already had an update on 12/10 and now another new update just 3 months later on 03/11.
    i wonder if theres a reason for such a quick update again, are there other areas updated so often now, and is it due to their new satellites?

  26. Richard says:

    At long last I see some new hi-res imagery in the far south of Scotland (Newcastleton-Langholm-Lockerbie area). Still quite a few areas in Scotland not yet covered though.

  27. McMaster_de says:

    Saouth Carolina (Myrtle Beach)

  28. La Rioja, Argentina

  29. KMZ updated

  30. barackputin says:

    where is kmz?

  31. libertybell7 says:

    Zamora, España

  32. Cristian says:

    Cachi-Salta, Argentina…. updated.


  34. The information for Portugal is not correct, the satellite images already have 5 or 6 years and not 2011. The GoogleEarth is giving false information. Sorry.
    JOSEPH (Portugal)

  35. Forgiveness, the images are of Castelo Branco (Portugal) July 1, 2010. The excuses for my mistake.
    JOSEPH (Portugal)

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