New Google Earth Imagery – November 1

Hot on the tail of Google Earth 7, it appears we have some fresh imagery this morning! Thanks to GEB reader ‘sladys’ 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!
Some of the updated areas include:

  • Japan: Kure, Hiroshima, Shimonoseki, Wakamatsu, Onga, Fukuoka, Miho, Osaka, Kobe, Shiogama, Shinchi — thanks ‘Munden’
  • United States: Kansas (Ottawa), New York (southern part of Manhattan), Oregon (Medford), Pennsylvania (Centralia, Clearfield, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton) — thanks ‘sladys’ and ‘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. Street View now available in Slovakia.

  2. Goblin Valley SP, UT

  3. Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan.

  4. Târgu Jiu, Romania!

  5. Durrës, Albania (8/24/2012).

  6. Roman (Neamț), Romania!

  7. Charlotte, NC (8/24/2012) imagery has been added.

  8. Lackawaxen, PA

  9. Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár, România (Only visible in historic layer 08/21/12)

  10. The bad image upload of Moscow, Russia has been removed and placed in the timeslider.

  11. northern Helensburgh, NSW, Australia. Imagery from August 2012. Not very high res though. has much better imagery.

  12. McMasterde says:

    Bend, Oregon

  13. McMasterde says:

    South of Pendleton, Oregon

  14. Split, Croatia

  15. Go to 43 30 34 N 16 26 20 E and zoom in a little more. Then open Street View at this spot (in Split, Croatia). Such narrow streets! That could not have been a street view car, that took these pictures.

  16. Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  17. Russia: Petropavlovsk-Kamchat
    Iran: Tehran
    Pakistan: Karachi

  18. KMZ out now!

  19. New to this update is that the historical images are already up and running.

  20. Great stuff – I look forward to the updates that are made – the service is great.

  21. Phos FourDots says:

    11 Sept 2011, don’t know if this was reported, but it seems new to me, because I’d occasionally check back on “Royal Road” which I had edited/added in Google Map Maker when they finished re-routing it about 18 months ago.
    40° 2’10.41″N, 76°23’2.30″W
    Lancaster PA

  22. edward long says:

    Please can you advise when you expect new satelite imagery for the Taveuni Island area of Fiji to be done. Taveuni, my area of interest has not been done since 2007!
    Thanks,Edward Long

  23. When will Google do a major update for the United States again?

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