New Google Earth Imagery – July 3, 2014

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


It seems to be quite a huge update, based on the areas we’ve found so far!

  • Japan: Ako, Fukui, Himeji, Kahoku, Kanazawa, Nishi
  • United States: Arizona (Grand Canyon West airport, Lake Mead), California (Fremont, San Leandro, Sonora, Avery, Tuolumne, Placerville, Diamond Springs, Jackson, San Andreas), Hawaii (island of Kaua’i, island of Ni’ihau), Illinois (Champaign, Mattoon, Moline), Iowa (Davenport, Muscatine), Kansas (Topeka), Mississippi (Jackson), Missouri (Warrensburg, Whiteman AFB), New Mexico (Las Cruces), North Dakota (Fargo), Texas (Anthony, El Paso, Fort Bliss, Houston), Virginia (Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach), Wisconsin (Racine, Milwaukee, Waukeshia, Hartford, West Bend)

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.


  1. MapMaker says

    But none of urban renewal with Europe?

  2. There has been a imergry update in Fillmore,Holden,Scipio,and many places around these towns in Utah.

  3. Better news at last … but the official Google ‘latest imagery’ map here
    remains stuck at 17 May.

  4. A large swath of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan from Athelstane and Town of Silver Cliff, in Marinette County, Wisconsin through Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Crystal Falls, Iron River, Republic and points north in Upper Michigan, to Lake Superior, including the Eagle Mine area west of Marquette, with the first decent imagery since the mine went in. Imagery is from May or this year, which in that area means the trees are bare, unless they’re evergreen. Also some ice left in the lakes (it was a late spring).

  5. Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa got aerial imagery, in Greece

  6. Italy: Piacenza, Crema, Treviglio, Bergamo

  7. Greece: Korinthos, Kato Alepechori, Perachora, Mandra, Volos, Farsala, Karditsa (partial), Velventos, Katerini

    Until ehog pointed it out, I didn’t realize how much of Greece got updated this time around.

  8. Actually whole greece got high res imagery!

  9. Massachusetts (Pittsfield)

  10. Tennessee: Nashville and Murfressboro

  11. Google updated their map to show what imagery was added July 2nd.

    • The map has a view in Google Earth option which downloads a KML to view/save as required. While this is a marked improvement over viewing the updates in the Maps version, it differs from the ‘latest imagery’ updates delivered direct to ‘My Places’ until February 2014 and functions less smoothly.

      • Not only it isn’t as smooth, but it also has other handicaps:
        – You can only see the latest update. Gone are the previous releases.
        – You can only see it in Google Earth 7
        – Instead of a polygon based KML, it just adds a new layer (it can’t be added to MyPlaces).

        • All very disappointing, and the outlines of updated imagery on a downloaded KML vanish as soon as a new imagery updates map is released.

          There is no obvious advantage to Google in this new approach to imagery updates, and none at all to the Google Earth user, and of course such changes are rarely explained by Google.

          • SpiderX22 says

            It doesn’t even seem to be accurate. Ama, Aichi Prefecture (Japan) has new imagery, but it’s not within a red box on their new update kml.

        • Louis nPelletier says

          this updated images suck big time. this black and brown images looses a lot of detail
          like old roads. I would like to see these updated back in the old green colors

  12. Roger Gelder says

    South-west 3 km from central Oxford, UK, at 51deg, 43′ 38.06″ N and 1deg, 15′ 04.03″ W.
    Seven years behind the times. We planted 5000 trees the year before.
    A view of current growth and loss would really help, please?

  13. MapMaker says

    A month passed and maps only see aerial shots. And when will update the rest of the world? After all, Google has become increasingly spread Astrium satellite imagery, they appear on the map in a month. Images with Astrium was really cover the whole world, and if the rest of the world now is not updated, then I think the next release will be close to all, and will cover most of the globe cheap photos with Astrium.

  14. I don’t use GE anymore since it stopped working when the navigation bars become frozen so I don’t really know where there are new images.

    I just use the old fashioned maps and am going to try to uninstall Google Earth since it’s screwed up royal and nobody seems to know what I am talking about as if they are part of the conspiracy.

  15. Bowling Green, Kentucky has also been updated

  16. The last update is wonderful .. very clear .. Is it an aerial or satellite imagery ?

PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.