New Google Earth Imagery – February 6

Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Auquicu’, we’ve learned that Google has just updated imagery in a handful of locations around the world.


As is often 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:

  • Peru: Lima
  • United States: Georgia (Albany)

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. Pitești and western part of Hunedoara county in Romania.

  2. Grand Canyon North Rim

  3. McMaster_de says:

    Houston, TX

  4. Leonardo Daniel Leidi says:

    I am so happy!! Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia!!

  5. In Albania:
    1) Lezhë, Rrëshen, Milot, Laç, Mamurras, Burrel (10/18/2012).
    2) Ballsh (8/22/2012).

  6. That’s great! Port of Callao(Lima, Perú) was so foggy and lo-res before.

  7. McMaster_de says:

    Freeport, IL

  8. McMaster_de says:

    Yanliang, China

  9. hjjghghkghjk says:

    Żary, Poland.

  10. Supai, Arizona

  11. Kassala, Sudan has new 2012 imagery.

  12. McMaster_de says:

    Dubai has 2013 imagery

  13. McMaster_de says:

    Fangshan southwest from Beijing has also 2013 imagery

  14. Goa port & airport area in India has new 2012-12 imagery, just 10 days newer than the last, as it covered only half the airport.

  15. McMaster_de says:

    Abilene, Texas December 2012 Update

  16. Mumbai, India, also has new 2012-12 imagery.

  17. Pula and Udbina (now in hi-res), Croatia, both with 2012 imagery

  18. Maracay, Venezuela, 2013-01 imagery

  19. Meteora, Greece

  20. Aleksandrów Kujawski, Poland [may 2012…- but nice turistic city near Ciechocinek have still photos from 2004]
    I see “new” black&white historical photos of Koźmin Wilkopolski from 2009 – newer than color photos from 2004… 🙁

  21. A kiedy reszta zachodniej Polski?? Np. miejscowość Żary to rzadka kupa, a nie żadne zdjęcia satelitarne!!!

  22. SpiderX22 says:

    Salalah Port in Oman

  23. Unbelievable, what a poor quality of the imagery of Fangshan, Beijing, Peking, China….

  24. Car Nicobar island, India, also has new 2013 imagery. Meanwhile, the new images are already visible in Google Maps and in the historical images layer. No KMZ yet…

  25. The images are already in GMaps.

  26. The February 6th KMZ is available now.

  27. Oh dear, the new KML shows around 30 areas of updates in FRANCE, all seem to be medium res from Europa Technologies and all, once you zoom in from pretty earth, seem to be either effectively black and white or no better than an ancient colour film.
    It can be so much better, and I am now starting to hope that the excellent though dated imagery in my locality does not get an update!

  28. Google Earth has not updated for more than a month. what happened?

  29. McMaster_de says:

    I found new imagery at Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area from 12/14/2012
    Also the Chiang Kai Shek International airport in Taiwan has imagery from 1/24/2013
    Both parts haven’t any red encircles from earlier updates. So, for my opinion, ther emust be a new update.

  30. McMaster_de says:

    Wilmington, NC has imagery from 1/4/2013

  31. McMaster_de says:

    Fort Walton Beach with Eglin AFB has also imagery from 12/22/2012

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