New Google Earth Imagery – April 16, 2014

It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Jonah’, ‘Munden’, ‘Andreas’ and ‘Horvath’ for letting us know.


The new imagery can already be found in Google Maps, making difficult to know for sure what is new and what is old, but here is a list areas that we know were just updated:

  • United States: Alabama (Decatur, Huntsville), California (Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica), Connecticut (Brideport, New Haven), Florida (Cape Canaveral), Maryland (Sharpsburg), Missouri (Joplin, St. Louis), New Mexico (Bisti Badlands), New York (Rochester), Oregon (Crater Lake), South Carolina (Charleston), Tennessee (Murfreesboro, Nashville), West Virginia (Harpers Ferry)
  • Yemen: Shaharah

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. Fankfurt Rhein Main Airport

  2. Michalis A. says:

    Xylokastro and Kozani in Greece

  3. Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Zadar, Croatia
    Šibenik, Croatia
    Pula, Croatia
    Gospić, Croatia

  4. When be a new update for street view ? But no any landmarks, but the streets.

  5. Koh Phi Phi / Thailand

  6. Gluhov, Gadyach, Nizhin, Striy – Ukraine

  7. Pécs, Hungary (3D aerial imagery)
    Felcsút and other parts of Fejér and Komárom-Esztergom counties, Hungary

  8. Prishtina (4/26/2013) & Prizren (5/21/2013) in Kosovo.

  9. ben reuter says:

    what about a kmz this time? waiting another 6 weeks like last time?

  10. SpiderX22 says:

    There’s a square in the southeast corner (by the port) in Jinzhou, China

    Namhae, South Korea

    Mokpo, South Korea (the bottom rectangle of imagery, by the port).

    Gibraltar + water around it (I think this is new, even though its 2012 imagery)

  11. Mickey – is the fact that this suspected new imagery cannot be checked in Maps a consequence of the new version of Maps (which finally launched in the UK around 11 April) having default imagery from Earth, and hence becomes a permanent change?

  12. Oh wow, with the new imagery coming to Santa Monica, it came very close to us in Huntington Beach (only about 35 miles away). But our imagery is still pretty recent (dated April 16, 2013) so we don’t really need an imagery update right now. It would be awesome if we got December 2013 imagery though, since it’s the same month the Santa Monica imagery was taken.

  13. Modesto & Santa Rosa, CA has been updated but the new imagery is almost a year old

  14. alejandro cabrales says:

    Pandi,bulacan,philippines updated since april 16 this year after they email me for new imagery.

  15. ben reuter says:

    Thanks google!
    Sochi / Adler got “new” update. Same pictures but more dark and more brown!
    Before that was done I found a SA-11 Buk site
    It is here 43.388523° 40.004730°
    no compare with today!
    Why the hell they are doing this sort of “refinement”???? Any thoughts?

    • Sean O'Connor says:

      Because 3 or 4 band pansharpened satellite imagery is often not corrected for color to make it look “right”, but messed with to bring out the most detail. I’ve acquired imagery of various airfields, and taken in its “native” format a lot of detail is lost in places like the runway and parking ramps, where those features appear too “bright” or washed-out compared to the rest of the image. A few tweaks later, and while the overall image becomes “darker”, far more detail can be extracted.

  16. Austin got a street view update

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