New Google Earth Imagery – February 25, 2014

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


Unlike some of the other recent updates, this imagery isn’t yet in the “classic” 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:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bihac
  • China: Haipo, Suixi, Dinghai
  • Germany: Hamburg
  • Greece: Aspropirgos
  • India: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Madhurawada, Agra, Nani Rajasthali
  • Iran: Tehran, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Bandergaah
  • Mexico: Matamoros and Tolentino
  • Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore (partial), Township, Faisalabad, Darra, Hattar, Satellite Town
  • Russia: Sochi, Adler
  • Serbia: Belgrade
  • Ukraine: Sevastopol

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. Jena, Weimar, Gotha (Germany)
    I guess Erfurt, too, because it’s in the middle of these cities, but it’s not available until now

  2. New imagery!! Buenos Aires 2013. oct 26 and 2014 jan 2!!! (north and west of capital and sorroundings in Buenos Aires province -North, West and South-)

  3. Chabelley, Djibouti
    Ämari, Estonia

  4. UK – Brghton, Birmingham, south area of London

  5. this is great and more is coming

  6. some idiots call this “update” of Sochi. The practices of google are really embarrassing.
    The “old picture” (23.Nov 2013) get some blurry brown color on it..that’s all – same picture (23.11.2013)
    Why?! The hell, Why?

  7. Lugos,Rosiori de Vede,Romania

  8. Except Hamburg; These updates are two-weeks old. In Hungary there where aerial updates in many cities but they are still not in the basic layer, only on 3D.

  9. Dubai (Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina), Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)

  10. Poland: Żary, Lubsko, Nowogród Bobrzański and around.At long last!

  11. USA:
    Alabama: Atmore, Bayou la Batre
    Florida: Gulf Breeze
    Mississippi: Picayune, Hattiesburg, Waynesboro, Leaksville, Brookhaven,

  12. USA:
    Florida: Spring Hill, The Villages, Citrus Springs, Clermont, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Jasper

    Georgia: Homerville, Waycross

    New Mexico: Santa Fe, Dixon

    Texas: Falfurrias, Brownsville, McAllen, Raymondville

  13. New Zealand: Waikaretu, Pepepe, Waingaro, Makomako, Rotoorangi, Gladstone, Martinborough, Alicetown and many others.

  14. Gary Dell'Abooey says

    New Jersey: Trenton, Asbury Park, Long Beach Island

  15. USA:
    New York: Catskill, Albany, Saratoga Springs

  16. Thailand – Phi Phi Islands. A very green island but Google manages to make it completely brown. 🙁

  17. In Albania:
    1) Tirana (10/29/2013)
    2) Durrës, Shijak, Sarandë, Borsh (8/6/2013).

    In Kosovo you can see the new highway from Theranda up to Bllacë (10/26/2013).

  18. Michalis Anastassakis says

    In Greece:
    Kalamata, Tripoli, Diakopto, Patras and Pyrgos in Peloponnese
    Karpenisi, Agrinio, Amfissa, Agrafa, Mouzaki in Central Greece and Thessaly
    Agia Varvara South of Herakleion in Crete
    Thessaloniki, Evzoni, Doirani, Rodopoli in Central Macedonia
    North of Komotini and around Alexandroupolis in Thrace

  19. Why is the zoom effect no longer seemless anymore in some areas like Albany New York.
    I’m mad that Google is ruining the pretty earth effect.

  20. GoogleEarthUser says


    I agree with you.
    Take a look at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
    That annoying rectangle is clearly visible.
    Zooming in at Buenos Aires is no longer nice anymore
    There are probably thousands of examples.
    Google really needs to clean this up

    • In Buenos Aires, if you deactivate 3D render buildings, the rectangle dissapear. It is just in the edge of the rendering surface. I suppose it is a mistake with this application. I hope Google fixes this soon!!

    • many people are complaining about the google attitude to turn almost all images into a brown or bright white abstract. Competitors like Bing or Yandeks or Yahoo are able to handel the original Digital Globe stuff smoothly. Google simply don’t care. Change to Bing

  21. Iran ; Deh Golan .. Yasooj .. Damghan .. Dehdasht .. Ahvaz .. Mashhad .. Maragheh .. Baneh .. Shush .. Varzaneh .. Niasar .. Delijan .. Gorgan .. Hashtrud .. Aligudarz .. Saland .. Ardal .. Bandar Abbas .. Famanin .. Shal .. Malakan .. Osku .. Barzok .. Firuzkuh .. thanks

  22. Netherlands: basically all of North Holland province with 10/2013 imagery, but in some towns older (aerial) imagery remains the default. I hope this paves the way for more recent imagery, as most of the Netherlands still has low-res 2005 imagery.

  23. Is the no new “latest_update.kml” nor “imagery_update.kml” reflecting the new maps? The KML are still framing the maps as of Janurary 21st….

  24. ben Zucker says

    Novorossisk 44.664209° 37.782459° (S-400 site)…just brilliant…thanks google…please stop any updates and support the work of Bing

  25. The best imagery is (( Aerial View )) .. check google maps .. we wish all cities covered by this type !!

    • You seem to be comparing aerial view in Bing maps with Google Maps, and, whilst Bing maps has some merits like delivering the 1:25,000 OS map in Great Britain or some neat Birds Eye imagery (also in certain cities in Google Maps), it bears no comparison with the content and extensive functionality of Google Earth.

  26. Japan: Tokyo and Nagoya and eastern bits of Omaezaki

  27. I noticed a recent change to Google Earth/Maps roughly in the following location:
    43.097279, -117.793239
    The new 2014 images are very blurry and of poor quality compared to what was there previously and the details shown at some of the non-updated maps in neighboring locations.
    Why the poor quality in the new 2014 images???

  28. Almost three weeks later and still no KMZ…..

  29. Leonardo Leidi says

    Maybe they are waiting another update to launch both!! I wish!

  30. Looks like Vancouver, BC Canada and parts of Greater Vancouver are new. within the last month or so.

  31. The KMZ is finally out. As expected, it was a big update.

    • Absolutely huge. No wonder it took so long to do the KMZ. Now, we’re way overdue for another update. The only thing I’ve noticed is some of those satellite images involved in the search for Flight 370 have been placed in the Indian Ocean.

  32. peter mcmahon says

    it ended up 200 miles north east of reunion island, near round island, tail landing ripping belly out from the wings back, and then being front heavy ,nose dived breaking the cockpit off back to the wings, in large debris area over 50 miles around, ROUND ISLAND. image data incorrect on google earth, on date 2009 – 2013 image page, but on historic date 25.3.2014.

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