New Google Earth Imagery – May 31

Google has just dropped some more fresh imagery on us! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to spot 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 – 1-June, 7:39am EST]

  • Chile: Temuco — thanks ‘Rodrigo Pastor’
  • France: Vannes — thanks ‘yves’
  • Japan: Hachioji — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Norway: Preikestolen — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Romania: Timisoara — thanks ‘cristi’
  • United States: California (various areas), Indiana (South Bend), New Hampshire (Manchester), West Virginia (Huntington) — thanks ‘cristi’, ‘Jonahrf’ and ‘Munden’

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.

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  1. There’s also:
    USA, Califoronia: San Francisco, San Jose on down to San Juan Bautista
    Los Angeles, Hollywood, out as far east as Chino/Ontario

  2. Toledo OH!

  3. Madison,Wisconsin!

  4. No, Toledo was last updated 1-24-2011 and Madison was on 11-16-2010. Neither is showing any differences with Google Maps that I can see.

  5. 10x munden! sorry but i didn’t look at G.Maps!

  6. some areas near Timisoara, Romania! i’m certain they are new updates!

  7. no need to apologize. ­čÖé I’ve done the same thing mroe than once even when using Google Maps as a comparison, heh.
    Good call about those blocks near Timisoara. I agree those are clearly updates

  8. ok! 10x again Munden…keep us updated! I’l do the same!

  9. USA, Oregon: Salem, Corvallis (another large block of course)

  10. Japan: Hachioji

  11. Jonahrf says:

    United states – New Hampshire- Manchester
    April 14th 2011 EST

  12. Image finder 2034 says:

    United states – California- Los Angeles
    September 955th 2034

  13. Image finder 2034 says:

    United states New Mexico
    Dec 100, 2435

  14. Image finder 2034 says:

    why is there an image dating april 15th 2034?

  15. Claudia says:

    There also appears to be new Street View imagery. Looks like France is now nearly fully covered.

  16. NORWAY: Preikestolen (eastern of Stavanger)

  17. Rodrigo Pastor says:

    CHILE: Temuco, AT LAST! this is the first actualization here! the previous image was taken in 2003.

  18. Vannes Britanny France

  19. Also there is an update for the town named Râmnicu Sărat, Romania.

  20. Altenburger Land,Germany

  21. No,
    Altenburger Land,Germany was updated with the previous update. not now!

    In Google Maps activate Pegman, zoom out and the whole of France is coloured a continuous blue for SV coverage; zoom right in and many areas are covered only at a level of ‘strategic roads’, may be to fill in later. But this seems to be a lot of new imagery in a fascinating country.
    With Brussels now in 3D, will SV for Belgium follow soon?

  23. Claudia says:

    @Chris, according to the following page, France is still being photographed so there will hopefully be more comprehensive coverage over the next year. Also, Belgium doesn’t appear to have any Street View vehicles photographing anywhere in the country *today* but I believe it has as recently as the past week or so:

  24. Manhattan, up the hudson river!

  25. Pike’s Peak CO has gone back to its old 2002 imagery with lots of cloud cover on the escarpment.

  26. St Helena island

  27. Vushtrri, Kosovo and the area north of it (9/21/2010).

  28. The california update includes Fresno and Clovis

  29. @andreas
    Altenburger Land was updated in both recent updates

  30. @Marko
    Ok that could be.
    But we must wait until the KMZ is updated.
    The Area around Berlin has a new Color. The imagery is the same, but the contrast is better and more real. (Example, Sch├Ânefeld Airport)
    To see what i mean, go back in history.

  31. The KMZ is updated. The images were in the historical list within a couple of days of the initial update, for what it’s worth.

  32. @Marko, haha no altenburger land ^^

  33. ‘Latest update’ has now arrived in ‘my places’ now the KMZ is available. It shows only a very limited amount of new imagery, much of it spotted by GEB readers.

  34. The Google LatLong blog now had the regular posting about the update, with an impressive list of countries with updates of high res satellite imagery, including France and the UK, But both have only one small patch of update each, and maybe Google could admit to their more modest efforts in their blog as well as through the KMZs.

  35. how will i know when my town gets updated in some spots its great in others its just flat

  36. hris Buckingham says:

    I have just viewed Google Earth,to my dismay the whole mapping system has gone from a very usefull tool,to a childish “gimmick”,with an awfull swing to psudo 3D when I try to zoom down,this makes the whole system completely unuseable for any serious use! How can we revert to the old system?The new format would appear to be the product of some DVD Game producer that is trying to creat more work ! Horrible,and false,the old system with the zoom down to street level cameras,was infinately better!

  37. Go to Tools –> Options –> Navigation and you can disable the automatic tilt in there.

  38. David Thomson says:

    I live in West London. I was most excited to see that the image had been updated with a later version but then gravely disappointed to note the drastic loss of resolution of the new image. Is Google Earth wrecking a great original idea by spreading its wings too far? If the new image is no better, why use it?

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