New Google Earth Imagery – September 22

Hot on the heels of the release of Google Earth 6.1, Google has released new imagery for various areas all across the globe.


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 – 23-September, 8:32am EST]

  • Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Schleswig-Holstein — thanks ‘Andreas’ and ‘hhgygy’
  • Greece: Areopoli, Gravia, Lefktro, Milia, Pelasgia — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Russia: Kursk — thanks ‘Olede4’
  • Spain: Berlanga de Duero, Lerma and other areas — thanks ‘Andreas’ and ‘Anton’
  • Turkey: Konya — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • United States: California (Mount Shasta, Palm Springs), Colorado (Grand Junction), Iowa (various), Ohio (Columbus), Wyoming (Sheridan) — thanks ‘Dino’, ‘GT’, ‘Munden’ and ‘Tony’

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. places in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

  2. A Gudiña Ourense Spain

  3. Sarria and Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Spain

  4. Sarria and Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Spain

  5. Os Ancares (Vega de Valcarce), León, Spain

  6. Pugio Leonis says:

    Germany, state of Lower Saxony: Salzgitter and Wolfenbüttel updated from 2000 to 2010. Goslar updated to 2005 (except for the part that had recently been updated to 2009).

  7. South-east Harrison County and Elk Horn, Shelby County, Iowa, USA

  8. Palm Springs, CA; Mount Shasta, CA; Columbus, OH

  9. New images of south part of Kursk, Russia was added. Thanks!

  10. A few tiles in Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Langjökull glacier

  11. Why Google Earth stop accepting 3D model for Google earth 3D layer???? i waited So long , When it Start Again

  12. USA: Beach amd Belfield, North Dakota

  13. Leskovik, Albania (10/2/2010).

  14. A small area in Northern Wyoming, extending from Sheridan, Wyoming, USA north to the Montana border.

  15. Regensburg (Bavaria/Germany) also got an update from 2000 to 2010. The quality is a bit better.

  16. Wait, not only Regensburg, but the whole Oberpfalz (eastern Bavaria)

  17. Kansas City Metro just updated from 06-06-11

  18. Macon, Illinois
    There are a lot of tiny updates from satellite imagery this time around it seems.

  19. Eastern Part of Thuringia(Altenburg,Gera)and western Part of Saxony(Area around Plauen)

  20. McMaster_de says:

    Complete Lower Bavaria (Germany) is updated

  21. The KMZ for the 21 September update is available and has arrived automatically in ‘My Places’. It confirms the second batch in the month of the comprehensive update of Germany with much improved and very welcome high res imagery.

  22. Berlin, Germany, only visible when using historic imagery… 1/1/2009 (from 5/5/2006).

  23. Heidelberg, Germany, now 2008 (was 2000). not hidden inn historic imagery…

  24. “The KMZ for the 21 September update is available and has arrived automatically in ‘My Places’.” Wow, this is great! I am so happy they came up with this solution!

  25. Tales colman says:

    Street View now in south of brazil. On 3 states:
    Santa Catarina
    Rio Grande do Sul

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