New Google Earth Imagery – May 16

Less than two weeks after their previous update, it appears that Google has just pushed out some more fresh imagery to Google Earth. Thanks to ‘Munden’ for letting 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!

  • United States: Illinois (Neoga, Quincy), Michigan (Traverse City), Minnesota (Minneapolis, St. Paul), Ohio (Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown), Pennsylvania (State College)

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. Jonahryan says

    The majority of Connecticut has been updated (thank you!)

  2. Hugues Quebecois says

    Mirabel QC, Beauharnois QC.

  3. For the UK there needs to be WIDESPREAD updates. When you have whole shopping centres, business parks, guided busways, new roads, even whole towns and villages etc that aren’t shown as they have happened since 2006 when most of the aerial views seem to be from.
    It’s getting to the point where it’s of little use for some tasks.

  4. is there any imagery update in philippines specially in davao city? It was in 2008 since it was last updated. several constructions have been completed and until now we didnt see it in google earth.

  5. Dave Timpe says

    Peshtigo, WI. 2010 imagery, new enough to show most of the US-41 bypass opened in 2009 (part of the west end is still missing).

  6. Weird thing is, third time in a row they report updates in Bulgaria, but the KML does not show any updated regions.

  7. Strange, Google LatLong Blog posts an item with the title “Imagery Update: Week of May 14th”. In this item they put a link to the KML-file, which only shows new imagery of May 4th.

  8. It’s very disappointing to see that The Netherlands again has no update. Last major updates in The Netherlands were done in the first half of 2010. Most of the country still has imagery of 2005…

  9. Jonahryan says

    The New CT Imagery needs to be brighten

  10. Jonahryan says

    Connecticut (New Haven,Torrington,Hartford, and Bridgeport

  11. Most of the USA has high-resolution imagery, yet there is still one area of the Lower 48 states with a lot of low-resolution imagery: the desert of Southeastern Oregon (i.e. around Burns Junction and Jordan Valley). However, you can get some high-res imagery of that region from 2003 and 2006 by using the “historical imagery” tab. It’s not the best quality of imagery but still better than the low-res. Hmmm…

  12. @ Kevin – check all previous update KMLs, and you’ll find as much updating and high res coverage in the UK as most other parts of the world, although getting good coverage of Scotland was notoriously slow.
    Don’t know where all that development in the UK is, as the place is not exactly booming 🙂

  13. Street View is available in the whole territory of Estonia and Latvia.

  14. Brasov,Romania.

  15. Street view needs a major hi def makeover for most of the places outside of downtown urban centers.
    The USA is practically screaming “STREET VIEW ME!!”

  16. I see SE Oregon now has complete imagery with the remainder of the region having imagery from 6/30/2005. Still can only be seen using the Historical Imagery tab, but the black-and-white 1994 images aren’t all that can be seen there.


  18. @ Kyle – maybe Street View outside the “major downtown urban centres” of the US, and possibly places in Aus, NZ and Japan needs a makeover, but elsewhere it is a superb addition to GE and Maps.
    The best viewing/least distortion is still via Maps in full screen, and it would be nice to see GE catch up here.
    Also great to see Estonia and Latvia added a few days ago – green and forested countries, looking relatively untouched by modern clutter imho.

  19. Udine, Italy

  20. @ Andreas Moller – Yes I see too, Estonia and Latvia added green and forested countries, But wonder its so much modern clutter..
    – Mr.Adam Pilstone
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    Thai Airways Airlines CO.Ltd
    Bangkok, Thailand

  21. Alba and Langhe – Italy updated

  22. I would like to see updates for China. Specifically, the Nanning, Guangxi metropolitan area. The images are several years old, during which time the area’s population has doubled.

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