New Google Earth Imagery – July 16

Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Andy’, we see that Google has just pushed some fresh imagery into Google Earth. It’s been a longer delay than we normally see between updates, but it looks like it might be a fairly substantial one!


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 – 16-July, 11:417am EST]

  • France: Autun, Morhange
  • Germany: Picher, Rastow, Samerberg, Wobbelin
  • Greece: Chametoulo, Ierapetra, Kymi, Santorini Island
  • Mexico: Various — thanks ‘augusto’
  • Poland: Lanieta
  • Romania: Various — thanks ‘twist3r’ and ‘spiderpc’
  • Spain: Aranda de duero, La Carolina
  • United States: Idaho (Boise) and New York (Manhattan, Syracuse) — thanks ‘AndreasK’ and ‘Jonas’

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 is some new imagery in Romania, around Timisoara.

  2. AndreasK says

    Manhattan and Syracuse,NY both June 3,2011

  3. spiderpc says

    Large area north to Adjud, Romania (Homocea, Pâncești, Podu Turcului, Orbeni, Valea Seacă, Coțofănești, Huruiești).

  4. Imagery on the island of Guam was just recently updated. Interestingly, it seems to have been off by about 20 feet to the East. I have about 40 models to reposition.

  5. USA Boise Idaho

  6. The area around Luang Prabang in Laos is updated.

  7. MEXICO: Queretaro, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Sonora y Chihuahua

  8. Salem, Oregon has been updated

  9. Shenzhen,China

  10. There is new high-res imagery for:
    Denver, Colorado
    Topeka, Kansas
    Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Very northern parts of Wisconsin
    Greenville, North Carolina
    And there is new spot imagery for:
    Central African Republic

  11. Corfu, Greece

  12. Some new (albeit poor in quality) imagery is available in east Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

  13. USA: Kansas – Lawrence and Topeka
    (they finally filled that gap!)

  14. I hate when I miss that someone else already mentioned something. feh 🙂

  15. Haha Munden :p
    I feel with you 🙂 I have the same ‘problem’
    regards, Andy

  16. New: Montevideo, Uruguay

  17. Cristobal Jordan says

    Dubai, UAE (February 11, 2010)
    Nanjing, China (March 13, 2011)
    Hefei, China (October 17, 2010)

  18. Greater Atlantic City, NJ
    Wildwood, NJ
    Cape May, NJ
    All June 1, 2011

  19. New imagery in Baia Mare, Romania. But the imagery was taken during winter so the buildings are covered with snow 🙁

  20. the imagery was taken in 2.03.2011….in romania we have snow in that time of year!

  21. Japan: Niimi (long east-west strip)
    New images in rural Hokkaido

  22. I’ve noticed they have eased up the coastal editing in bays and estuaries, at least in the locations I’ve been looking. The bay near Qingdao used to be heavily edited and mostly only visible if you clicked the historical button. Now, the bay is entirely visible.

  23. I am facing difficulties to install Google earth software. Can someone else help me?

  24. Stavros, Crete, Greece

  25. Karpathos Island, Greece
    Nikaia, Greece
    Orhaneli, Turky
    Tekirdag, Turky
    VA, Egypt (28.915150, 29.320822)
    Area over Bø, Norway

  26. Prizren, Kosovo (10/10/2010).

  27. Kap Sounion, Greece

  28. What is the German language connection and “my thanks to Norman Bates” – presumably of Sycho – have to do with “Seafield” house in Merley Road, Westward Ho, Devon?

  29. Chile:
    La Unión and surroundings, upgraded from earlier poor resolution (9/1/2010) to “good” imagery on February 13, 2011.
    Ranco Lake southern shore, and Maihue Lake almost complete, January 27, 2011.
    Puyehue Lake southern shore, and Rupanco Lake northern shore, February 18, 2011.

  30. @ Dipa – have you checked that your operating system is supported by Google Earth 6.0 – some older systems like Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger) are not supported. But if you go to the Google Earth download page
    and click on advanced set up you can try installing GE 5.2 which still, for example, supports OSX 10.4.

  31. Dave Timpe says

    Most of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties in Upper Michigan (including the Porcupine Mountains)

  32. New country on the map : South Sudan. There are even two disputed teritories on the border between “old” and new Sudan. I know about Abyei, but no idea what’s goin on in the second one. Do anybody know something more about it ?

  33. The KML has been updated!

  34. A patch of new high-ish res imagery dated March 2011 has appeared over the Solway Firth (England/Scotland) covering Annan, Glencaple, New Abbey, Silloth, but it’s almost uselessly dark.

  35. Oh dear, Google have updated parts of Scotland, but called it “England” (where there are no updates) on the LatLong blog in the post on the July update!
    There are also issues with the image quality of the updates in Scotland: a patch west of Annan is so dark it must have been shot at dusk, and around Stornaway in the Outer Hebrides extensive cloud now obscures what was previously clear and fortunately still is in ‘historic’.
    As asked before, don;t Google get the imagery checked before uploading?

  36. Googleearthfan says

    Please update Historical imagery for Connecticut!

  37. Fadhel A. Leeri says

    More than 6 new images of Kuwait
    North to south of State of Kuwait

  38. The new images are now in the historical layer. They’re not in Google Maps yet, but maybe on Wednesday.

  39. Googleearthfan says

    They a Mistake in The May 2008 Imagery. Did Windham County in VERMONT looked like BUFFALO NEW YORK in May 2008?

  40. New imagery for Northeast Indiana

  41. Ramesh Patil says

    Are imagery updates more frequent and more recent in Google Earth Pro compared to Google Earth Free ??

  42. R — Nope, the base imagery (and all imagery updates) are identical in both products.

  43. Anonymous says

    In the Historical Imagery, You may need to move The massachusettes ( May 2008) into Buffalo NY

  44. where do we get kml files ?

  45. GoogleEarthfan says

    when will the next imagery update happen? Im waiting here!

  46. GoogleEarthfan says


  47. Do you need to restart Google Earth to get the Latest Update?

  48. Jonahrf – Yep, you usually do.

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