New Google Earth Imagery – November 3

Google Earth has just rolled out some fresh imagery for us! It appears to be quite a large update, and rather focused in the United States this time. Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it.


As is almost always 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 — 3-November, 10:15am EST]

  • United States: Colorado (Burlington, Glenwood Springs), Connecticut (New London), Idaho (Aberdeen, Twin Falls), Illinois (Bloomington, Rockford), Indiana (Goshen), Kansas (Pratt), Michigan (Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing), Minnesota (Mankato), Montana (Bozeman), Nebraska (Colombia, Hastings, Norfolk), New York (Binghamton, Oneonta), Oklahoma (Enid), South Dakota (Hot Springs, McLaughlin, Philip, Wall), Utah (Monroe), Wisconsin (Eau Claire), Wyoming (Worland) — thanks ‘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.


  1. west of dalang Town,Dongguan of guangdong,china

  2. Eau Claire is not in Minnesota, it’s Wisconsin.

  3. Xiaozhai Tiankeng sinkhole NW of Jianshi in China is also visible
    Koordinate: 30.7505 N 109.4701 E

  4. That’s my mistake about Eau Claire. I just copied the State from a previous line when I made the list to send to Mickey.

  5. Dave Timpe says:

    The Lansing Imagery looks a bit overexposed.

  6. ksmet ks 25th september 2011

  7. I saw a Google Earth car In Camden (Sydney, Australia) today. Should be some new imagery soon.

  8. The KML/KMZ for the 2 November update is available, and it confirms that these are almost exclusively in China and the USA.

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