New Google Earth Imagery – November 26

Google Earth has just rolled out some fresh imagery for us! Thanks to GEB reader ‘f00tix’ 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 — 26-November, 3:22pm EST]

  • China: Various areas (see comments) — thanks ‘yuanhang’
  • Croatia: Daruvar — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • France: Auch, Bergerac, Billy — thanks ‘maarten’
  • Germany: Bad Oeynhausen, Dissen am Teutoburger Wald — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Greece: Malia — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • India: Kalyan, Navi Mumbai — thanks ‘Munden’
  • Italy: Monopoli — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Poland: Plock, Torun, Warsaw and others — thanks ‘f00tix’
  • Romania: Mihailesti, Ploiesti — thanks ‘cristi’
  • Spain: La Puebla de Montalban — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • Sweden: Hamneda — thanks ‘Andreas’
  • United States: Arkansas (Hot Springs, Okmulgee), California (Bishop, Lancaster, Merced, Redding), Colorado (Alamosa, Breckenridge, Las Animas), Georgia (Atlanta), Idaho (Mountain Home), Kansas (Great Bend), Missouri (Springfield), New Mexico (Clayton), New York (Albany, Binghamton, Jamestown, Oneonta), Oklahoma (Bartlesville, Boise City, Goodwell, Guymon, Lawton, Oklahoma City, McAlester), Oregon (Roseburg), Pennsylvania (Altoona, Erie, Indiana, Philadelphia, Scranton), South Carolina (Lake City), Texas (Fredericksburg, Texarkana) — thanks ‘Munden’ and ‘Steven’

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. I used the “Contact Formular” at 2011.11.26 – 00:00 UT.
    I was not the first …?! DAMN 😀
    Ok new Stuff:
    Klietz, Nauen, Schwerin, Germany
    Hamneda, Sweden
    Margarites, Malia, (Crete), Greece
    Monopoli, Italy
    Chauffailles, Amplepuis, France
    Donja Suvaja, Bosnia Herzigowina
    Area arout Warschau, Poland
    La Puebla de Montalbán, Spain
    (more in E-Mail i sent)

  2. Bad Oeynhausen,Dissen am Teutoburger Wald, Germany
    Daruvar, Croatia

  3. danyang,zhenjiang,jiangsu provience,china

  4. France: Bergerac, Auch (southern part of the town), Billy (southern part of Allier).

  5. USA, Pennsylvania: Erie, Indiana and Scranton
    (yes, there is an Indiana, PA)
    New York: Binghamton, Albany,
    Oregon: Roseburg

  6. California: Lancaster, Merced, Bishop, Redding
    Idaho: Mountain Home
    Colorado: Breckenridge, Alamosa, Las Animas
    New Mexico: Clayton
    Oklahoma: Boise City, Guymon, Lawton, Oklahoma City, McAlester, Bartlesville
    Kansas: Great Bend
    Texas: Fredericksburg, Texarkana
    Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park
    Missouri: Springfield
    South Carolina: Lake City
    Pennsylvania: Altoona
    New York: Jamestown, Oneonta

  7. USA:
    Arkansas: Okmulgee and Hot Springs
    Oklahoma: Goodwell and Boise City
    New Mexico: Clayton

  8. heh, I was a little late on that last one, though Okmulgee wasn’t in Steven’s list so it wasn’t a total duplicate. 🙂

  9. south of mihailesti in giurgiu conty Romania..15th march 2011 imagery

  10. south of ploiesti romania 20th april 2011

  11. India: Kalyan and Navi Mumbai (same long strip of new imagery)

  12. Wrong information:
    – Toruń, Poland – it’s not New Google Earth Imagery, the same are in Google MAps and Earth.

  13. Are all the Imagery Updated all at once? or you update an area and 5 minutes later, you update another area? I was just wondering

  14. Poland:
    – Żuławy Wiślane, Poland (area from Gdańsk to Elbląg)
    – Pruszcz Gdański, Elbląg, Malbork, Kwidzyn, Iława, Ostróda, Brodnica, Mława, Płock, Ciechanów, Wyszków

  15. Message in Polish to @Jakub i @Wojtuś
    Ja mu napisałem, że chodzi o teren pomiędzy Płockiem, Toruniem, Warszawą i Gdańskiem, ale widać autor źle mnie zrozumiał.

  16. videodude13 says

    UK (Northern Ireland)
    Area between Coleraine and Ballymoney

  17. macario gutierrez says

    Campeche City
    Tizimin, Yucatan
    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
    Quiroga, Michoacan
    South of Guanajuato

  18. UK: Greenock, Scotland

  19. Northern Ireland: Bushmills
    The imagery covers a huge area, but is rather low resolution. It looks like they wanted to cover a large area with something better than the 15m Landsat images. (though it does cover up some other slightly better satellite images)

  20. Okmulgee is in Oklahoma, not Arkansas

  21. It’s a bad habit of mine to not always pull out and double-check to see if I slipped across a State line.

  22. Italy: Sarzana and Fivizzano

  23. Italy: Anguillara Sabazia, Monterotondo, Albano Laziale, Bitonto, and San Giuliano Terme
    These are Digital Globe satellite updates. Some are just single tiles while others are reasonably long strips.

  24. South Korea: Mokpo
    Note that there are quite a few areas in South Korea that have been given a color balance, but the image itself isn’t new. Examples would be Masanhappo-gu, the Chinhae Naval Base (near Deoksan-dong), and the north-east part of Seoul.

  25. Kuršumlija, Serbia (5/7/2011).

  26. SCOTLAND – the new imagery in the Greenock/Dunfermline area west of Glasgow is very dark and of much lower quality than the imagery replaced – best to look at historical imagery if you are interested in this area – and it raises the continuing issue of quality control at GE (does anyone look at this stuff?)
    IRELAND – despite a patch of new medium res, over coloured imagery in the Coleraine area, but not the strip containing the town, the imagery in nearly all parts of Ireland is still a mess, surprising when there is complete Street View coverage, and improvement is overdue.

  27. Japan: Hongucho Ukegawa

  28. Germany: Klietz,Nauen,Schwerin

  29. France: Beaugency

  30. SPAIN: A large area of “Valles Pasiegos, Cantabria, Spain”. “Villacarriedo” is the town situated in the center of the updated are.

  31. The KML/KMZ for the 25 November updates has arrived.
    What it shows is very disappointing as much of the new imagery in Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe is much darker, much less coloured, and is no higher res than the imagery replaced and still viewable as ‘historic’ (as previous comment re Ireland).
    No explanation from Google of course, but can any GEB reader throw more light on what is going on?

  32. HA!
    NOW they updated the KMZ with the new Imagery from 10th of November!
    more imformation:
    Greatz, Andreas

  33. @ Andreas – not yet in the automatically delivered updates in the ‘my places’ section of layers … very confusing … or is it all in the 25 November KMZ ?

  34. @Chris – The new imagery from 10th of November and 25th of November are both in the “25 November” Folder of the Google KMZ.

  35. Can you please update an area in Central Connecticut? Its been over a year.

  36. The 10th of November-update still is a strange thing. Three towns in France were mentioned in your blogpost as being part of that update:
    – Libourne
    – Naucelle
    – Bourgoin-Jallieu
    When I visit these towns in GE now, I see the imageray is dated:
    – Libourne: 7-3-2011
    – Naucelle and Bourgoin-Jallieu: 15-4-2011
    So the imagery is from spring 2011. But if I open all the previous updates of 2011 (from January till now) in the imagery_updates.kml, I do not find these places as being updated this year.
    So they have been updated without ever being part of the KML. Strange….

  37. Germany: München,Stuttgart,Hamburg

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