New Google Earth Imagery – December 6, 2013

It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Munden’ and ‘Dave’ for being the first to let us know about it.


As is often the case, this imagery isn’t yet in Google Maps. As a result, you can compare Google Earth to Google Maps to determine what is 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: Sasebo
  • United States:
    • California (Chino, Los Angeles, San Celmente)
    • Colorado (Canon City and Royal Gorge)
    • Kentucky (Louisville)
    • Michigan (Escanaba, Gladstone, Menominee, Nahma, Rapid River, Stephenson)
    • North Dakota (Kenmare, Minot)
    • Oklahoma (Lawton)
    • Tennessee (Martin, Union City)
    • Washington (Bremerton, Everett, Maple Valley, Seattle, Tacoma)
    • Wisconsin (Dodgeville, Marinette, Peshtigo, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay)

If you find any other updated areas, please leave a comment and let us know!

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  1. Oklahoma: Lawton
    California: Sacramento

    It’s good to note that the new Google Earth imagery is ALREADY in the history. The only way to compare is to look at Google Maps.

    • Actually, only some of it is in the history. For instance, the Los Angeles imagery is NOT, however the Martinette, WI imagery IS in the history. (but not in Google Maps) it’s a little odd, but your best bet is still to check Maps for comparison.

  2. Bryan Irrera says

    Cumberland County, NJ.

    I’ve seen some imagery updated in Street View in both Vineland, NJ and Millville, NJ. I know this because I’m a member of our local community theatre group, Cumberland Players, based in Vineland, NJ. We recently did a show at the LeVoy Theatre in Millville, NJ.

    Last year, we repainted the building at Cumberland Players and that’s now how the building appears in Street View. The Marquee on the building is advertising the auditions for the show we just did this past October.

    At the Levoy on High St in Millville, the Marquee also reflects our shows from September. We even discovered the blurry images of friends of ours in a nearby park, sitting on a park bench.

    • NJ did indeed get some updates not long ago. I noticed that the areas hit by hurricane Sandy did get a refresh earlier, but it looks like the Street View update this week also filled in all of those side streets out there too. Could be most of the State got updates. 🙂 Nice catch!

  3. Brno, Czech Republic

  4. Břeclav, Bystřice /n Pernštejnem and other areas in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic

  5. London, Woodstock and St-Thomas Ontario, Canada

  6. Chris Ajayi says

    Whitby, Oshawa and Ajax Ontario, Canada

  7. FYI there’s new 3D Building imagery for Paris, France. Not sure if that’s been posted on GEB.

  8. Southeast part of Tirana (9/1/2012) & Lushnjë, Peqin, Belsh (8/29/2012) in Albania.

  9. Also in Albania:
    Përmet (8/29/2012),
    Pogradec, Ersekë, Leskovik (9/9/2012),
    Delvinë (12/13/2012),
    Konispol (4/6/2013),
    Himarë, Borsh, Kuç, Fratar, Aranitas,

  10. ^^
    Himarë (8/29/2012).

  11. Hannover (Hanover), Germany (06/09/2013)

  12. Romania, Buzau and Vrancea county (Sihlea, Bogza, Vajaitoarea, Salcia Veche, Maicanesti, Stupina, Olanesca, Cuza Voda, Balesti, Voetin, Ciorasti, Salcia Noua, Puiestii de Jos, Fotin, etc).

  13. innsertnamehere says

    Oshawa, Ontario in Canada has some new imagery.

  14. Żary, Poland – images from 2004 year. Thanks.

  15. Austin and its suburbs got some nice imagery.

  16. Rivne, Gadyach (Ukraine)

  17. It’s not 2013 imagery, but parts of Hong Kong harbor are new imagery.

  18. Zinkiv, Ukraine

  19. Asheville, NC

  20. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

  21. KMZ is updated. As usual, there were many other updates nobody flagged.

  22. Yes, unflagged good quality imagery in Europe – summer 2013 clearly a good year for aerial photography – including greater Glasgow in Scotland and West Sussex in England, although the boundary of the latter shown by the KMZ is displaced 10 km to the west, and the red boundaries often seem to give only a general indication of new imagery.

  23. I really can’t figure out what is new in the red-bounded areas in the Netherlands. The boundary seems completely misplaced…

    • It looks like the historical imagery was updated AFTER the KMZ was released. Now the red bounded areas in the Netherlands represent some 2012 imagery, which can be found in the historical imagery layer. I’m absolutely sure this imagery wasn’t there, when I checked the KMZ. The same for the red bounded area in Montenegro and probably for many more of the areas indicated in the KMZ.

  24. KMZ is wrong, or it’s me…

    i.e. Montenegro has overall country imagery, but now an update appears in KMZ which can’t be shown (historical imagery also didnt work).

    Also, throught Europe, red boundaries of the imagery update dont match with the imagery outline on the ground.

    Very strange, indeed.

  25. Gödöllő, Hungary: There are a new historical imagery, it is not marked in the latest kml but i’m sure it’s just added (Dated 10/17/2012)

    • ehog, that imagery in Godollo was added in the 2013-11-07 update. As it was released at the same time as the 2013-11-20 update, you might have missed it. Just check the older dates, as sometimes they add older updates to the KMZ. The outline is a bit offset, but it is that one.

  26. A new Imagery update is needed in the following cities:
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia “KASC” a brand new world-class stadium has been built.
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a new sports campus at King Saudi University is under construction.

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