The best of Google Earth for November 2014

Google has continued pushing out new automatically generated 3D areas although the pace this month has been a little slower than in recent months.

This month saw imagery updates on the 3rd, 8th and 19th. In addition, Google released a map of historical imagery updates showing all updates from 2009 to October 2014.

Earlier this month we looked at a misplaced satellite image. It appears to have since been corrected in Google Earth, but not in Google Maps as yet, and the change doesn’t show in any of the imagery update maps. The incorrect image is still visible in historical imagery. We also had a tip from GEB reader Jonah that there is new imagery in Bridgeport, CT, USA, which we have confirmed is visible in Google Earth, but not yet in Google Maps. This suggests there is another update after the November 19th one.

Misplaced image
A misplaced satellite image over Koslanda, Georgia.

We had a look at a landslide in Sri Lanka
landslide

… and a lava flow in Hawaii.
Lava flow

We remembered the fall of the Berlin wall, which fell 25 years ago.
berlin wall

What were your favorite stories this month?

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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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.