As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, as Google have updated their map to show an update on November 25th.
Latest Google Earth Imagery map – November 25th, 2014. Larger version.
Thank you to GEB reader Chris for letting us know that Google have now published a map in the Maps Gallery showing the locations of the automatically generated 3D imagery. The map is dynamic so you have to zoom in to an area to see all the locations there. It maps cities and towns within the coverage areas rather than showing the actual outlines of the areas. We have compared it to our own map created and maintained with the help of GEB readers. We show the actual outlines, so as a result we have a number of areas that do not include large towns or cities and which Google’s version of the map does not include. There are also some recently added locations that are not yet – as of this writing – on Google’s Map, such as Dresden, Germany.
We did find several locations that Google’s map has that we did not. Some are locations we had missed and will be adding shortly. Two, however, Eskilstuna, Sweden, and Melbourne, Australia, do not currently have 3D imagery, but there are signs that they may do so in future.
3D imagery locations. Larger version.