New Google Earth Imagery – May 25, 2013

It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB reader ‘Georg’ for being the first to let us know about it, and thanks to ‘Baba’ and ‘Munden’ for finding some additional locations.


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!

We’re not sure of all of the updated areas yet, but here are a few that some readers have found:

  • Italy: Milan, Turin
  • Japan: Aichi, Minato
  • Lithuania: Klaipeda
  • Poland: Tatra Mountains
  • Spain: Marbella, Roquetas del Mar, Utrera
  • Turkey: Golcuk
  • United Kingdom: Blackpool
  • United States: Arkansas (Jonesboro), California (Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego), Connecticut (New London, Norwich), Florida (Jacksonville, Middleburg, Orlando, Palatka, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Tampa, The Villages), Georgia (Augusta, Brunswick, Fort Stewart, Hawkinsville), Illinois (Chicago), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), Mississippi (McComb, Natchez, Tupelo, West Point), Missouri (Branson), North Carolina (Buxton, Greenville), South Carolina (Charleston), Tennessee (Memphis), Texas (Fort Worth, San Angelo, Victoria)

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. Damien McBarron says:

    Blackpool, United Kingdom

  2. USA: Tampa, FL
    Spain: Roquetas del Mar, Marbella, and Utrera

  3. USA, Florida: Orlando, The Villages,
    Georgia: Hawkinsville

  4. USA: Mississippi: Tupelo, West Point
    California: Oceanside, Escondido

  5. USA: Chicago Illinois

  6. USA, Missouri: Branson

  7. USA: Mississippi: Natchez, McComb

  8. USA–
    South Carolina: Charleston
    Georgia: Augusta
    North Carolina: Buxton, Greenville

  9. Poland: Tatra Mountains

  10. USA:
    Florida: Jacksonville, St Augstine, Palatka, Middleburg
    Georgia: Brunswick, Fort Stewart

  11. USA —
    Tennessee: Memphis
    Arkansas: Jonesboro

  12. Turkey: Golcuk

  13. schorsch says:

    Nice, France

  14. schorsch says:

    Turin, Italy

  15. Lithuania: Klaipeda

    By the way, did anyone notice the horribly wrong date for the Blackpool imagery? 2/23/2012? ha, Blackpool Pleasure Beach wouldn’t be open NOR would there be any leaves on the trees.

    • Yes, and the trees were the giveaway, but such apparently misleading dates are common, although presumably the years are correct. As ever we don’t get any information from Google on what these imagery dates mean.

    • Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens February 9th, so that’s OK

      But with the green trees you are right.

      BTW. Over the years I have seen many images with dates dates of the maps that wasn’t correct. Either too early or too late dated.

  16. Texas: San Angelo and Victoria

  17. USA — Arizona: Phoenix and Tuscon

    The ‘old’ imagery was less than a year old, but they got updated again.

  18. Jakarta and Bekasi help refresh satellite imagery

  19. Australia: Sydney (In timeslider mode)

  20. Malaysia: Sepang (In timeslider mode)

  21. USA: Utah, Kanab
    Arinzona: Kingman

  22. South Africa: Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg (In timeslider mode)

  23. i think the Blackpool imagery is dated wrong!

  24. Vladislav says:

    Google if you can hear me, please refresh the major cities of Ukraine in HD resolution at an angle of 45 degrees. I hope my request to see!

  25. Jerez, Spain

  26. Brazil: Rio de Janeiro.
    The new Maracana Stadium is compleeted but the date says June 25. 2009. That’s definately wrong. But the date change to 2013 when zooming Down into the stadium,

    The other stadiums of the FIFA World Cup 2014 can be seen in either todays mode or timeslider mode in todays or last update.

    • Maarten says:

      When you zoom in, you can see that the stadium is a different picture then the surrounding area; it is less sharp.

  27. Dripping Springs, Texas

  28. Indonesia:
    East Surabaya, SUB airport (on historical imagery, March 2013 and April 2013 imagery)
    Eastern part of Yogyakarta (on historical imagery, March 2013 imagery)
    Northern part of Jakarta & CGK airport (on historical imagery, March 2013 imagery)
    Denpasar, Kuta, DPS airport (May 2013 imagery)

  29. menonachs says:

    Baton Rouge imagery was held back from 3/12/13 to 1/19/13

  30. Kitabulu says:

    Most of Maputo, Mozambique, February 2013, in the historical imagery only, but with too many clouds…

  31. SpiderX22 says:

    Brand new (May 5th, 2013) imagery around Gwangyang, South Korea

  32. Belize has not been updated in more than 10 years

  33. Moore, Oklahoma

  34. Why didn’t you recolor the whole Sept 2010 Image (Historical) In CT? Now it looks ugly:(

  35. Maarten says:

    I haven’t seen any imagery update for over a month now. Did I miss something?

  36. Saber Guidara says:

    What’s wrong with GE ? Imagery was updated but never mentioned and the date is still May 25. That makes it harder to find with places were updated.

  37. Gary Stout says:

    Can I see January 1st, 2013
    Wickenburg, Arizona 85390

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