New Google Earth Imagery – November 10

Despite the previous imagery update occurring just a week ago, it appears that Google has pushed out a bit more new imagery. GEB reader ‘Andreas’ noticed some fresh imagery in a few places around the globe, but it’s been difficult to determine if it’s new to Google Earth or not. Most of the imagery is from about six months ago and it’s already in Google Maps, but none of it shows up in recent update files.


Because the new imagery is already in Google Maps, it’s a bit more work to determine which areas are new. To figure out if a particular area is new, you can:
1: Grab the official imagery update KML file
2: Look at the date in Google Earth for the imagery you think might be fresh.
3: Check the updates between then and now in the the update KML to see if it was released in a previous update. If it wasn’t, then it’s new!
[UPDATED — 10-November, 1:16pm EST]

  • France: Bourgoin-Jallieu, Libourne
  • Germany: Waldkraiburg/Landshut
  • Italy: Altamura

If you find any other new areas, please leave a comment and let us know.

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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. We saw fresh imagery deployment around the Hawaiian Islands. The areas are darker, less green, but sharp detail.
    For an example, take a look at Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai. Old satellite imagery is in the far background.!/l/Kauai/Kilauea-Lighthouse/1652

  2. India: Chandrasekharpur, Srirampuram

  3. France: Naucelle
    Svalbard: Variouse Areas

  4. suggestion,
    may this is not new imagery.
    Maybe google just put old historical imagery to the top layer, because these images were newer than the current areal photos.
    Still waiting for KMZ…
    Greatz, Andy

  5. Leonardo Daniel Leidi says:

    What happens with KMZ file??

  6. Now the new imagery appearded in the KMZ.

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