Google has updated its ‘Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map to show the May 2015 updates. As always, this does not necessarily mean that the imagery in question was captured in May. For more on what the map shows see our Understanding Google’s Imagery Updates map series of posts.
As we mentioned earlier this week, Google Maps Gallery has removed all maps from Google Maps Engine from the gallery. This includes Google’s various imagery updates maps. However, since they usually use the same map and just update it each month, we already know the URL. In fact, there are two different maps they have used in the past and they updated both of them to show May’s updates. Map 1 Map 2.
Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates – May 2015. Larger version.
To view it in Google Earth use this KML file.
We have already looked at a lot of interesting imagery in the May updates, including these posts:
The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth
Post-earthquake Imagery of Nepal in Google Earth
New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock
Oil Slick from Oil Platform Explosion in Google Earth
Sana’a Airport bomb damage
China building islands in the Spratlys
Rochelle/Fairdale Tornado Damage now Visible in Google Earth
If you come across any other interesting images, do let us know in the comments.