New Google Earth Imagery – January 22, 2014

It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Ted’ for being the first to let us know about it and ‘Munden’ for help in tracking down additional updated locations.


Unlike some of the other recent updates, 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:

  • Croatia: Agios Gordios, Lefkimmi
  • Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Abu Qir, Damietta, Port Said, Ezbet El-Malaha, Ismailia, Abou Sultan
  • India: Southern part of Mumbai
  • Romania: Suceava
  • Saudi Arabia: Taif, Al Madinah, Yanbu, Jazan
  • United Kingdom: Alderney Island
  • United States: Colorado (Denver), New Jersey (Morristown, Fort Lee, North Bergen)

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. The KML file for the January 21st is already out.

  2. In Albania:
    1) Tirana, Kuçovë, Berat, Memaliaj (7/30/2013),
    2) Kavajë, Divjakë, Karavasta (8/5/2013),
    3) Fier, Patos (8/12/2013),
    4) Ksamil, Butrint (8/7/2013),
    5) Shëngjin (8/19/2013),
    6) Peshkopi (9/9/2012),
    7) Bulqizë, Librazhd (8/21/2012).

  3. Romania: Bistrita, Tg. Mures

  4. Hungary: Hajdúszoboszló, Kisújszállás, Balmazújváros, Miskolc, some areas near Lendava, Slovenia, Southernmost parts of the country
    Romania: Areas in Cluj, Bistriţa-Năsăud countries

  5. counties, oops

  6. Ukraine – Khorol, Myronivka, Chygiryn, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Chervonozavodske

  7. Alderney – sorry to nit pick, but the island of Alderney is not part of the UK, but is a British crown dependency and part of the bailiwick of Guernsey. It is really one of the last bits of Normandy ruled by William the Conqueror, along with England after 1066, but which never became French nor part of the UK and has no representation in the UK parliament at Westminster.

  8. British Isles – oh dear, sadly, and particularly so after high quality imagery taken in the fine summer of 2013 was published in GE recently, much of the latest batch of updates is of much poorer quality than what is still in the historic layers. On zooming in, the new imagery is effective black and white, grainy, and of low resolution. Scandinavia is similar.

    This seems to be regressing to issues we had a year or so ago … again, do Google look at what they publish?

  9. olympic venues in Adler and Krasnaya Polyana!

  10. Many of the new locations are using Astrium Pleiades imagery. Nakhodka has a strip, and I’ve noticed it in a few of the other locations as well.

  11. What does Croatia have to do with Agios Gordios and Lefkimmi?

  12. Grand Canyon street view via raft. 280 miles worth of rapids and scenery from Lee’s Ferry down.

  13. Why does it take so long for the new update to appear in Historical Imagery?
    Please Reply!

  14. Hamburg, Germany is audated today

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