October 23 Imagery update for Google Earth

This blog needs a big catch-up post, but to whet the appetite, Google Lat-Long Blog just listed the precise contents of the unexpected imagery update that happened on Oct 23. It took me until after posting the story on Syria earlier today to realize what wonderful timing this update had, as Tunisia, Syria, the UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel now all benefit from 2.5m-per-pixel Spot Image base imagery.

What else of note? Personal favorites are new high-resolution imagery for the entire State of Oregon, and also for the Swedish city of Umeå, where the data is credited to the city council. Smart move Umeå! Stockholm’s hi-res imagery is updated, as is Windhoek’s, Ulan-Bator’s, and that of a whole slew of other exotic-sounding cities. The whole list is copied below the fold, for archiving.

New high resolution:

Americas: State of Oregon, State of Nebraska, State of North Carolina,

Western Mississippi, Much of Pennsylvania, Yakima County (WA),

Benton County (WA), Whistler (BC), San Jose (CA), Imperial County (CA),

Steamboat Springs (CO), Calhoun County (FL), Adams County (IL),

Washtenaw County (MI), Chemung County (NY), Cortland County (NY),

Castilla (Colombia)

Europe, Middle East & Africa:

France: French Riviera, Avignon

UK: Exeter, Brighton, Crawley, Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford,

Swindon, Cheltenham, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough, Leicester,


Germany: Freiburg, Stuttgart, Waiblingen, Remseck, Kornwestheim,

Ludwigsburg, Saarbruecken, Chemnitz, Erfurt, Ratigen,

Munster, Hamburg, Luebeck

Umeå (Sweden)

Borger-Odoorn (The Netherlands)

2.5m imagery for the entire countries of: Tunisia, UAE, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.

Updated Imagery:

Americas: Las Vegas (NV), San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay & North Bay),

Sacramento (CA), Victoria (BC), Salt Lake City (UT), Provo (UT), Edmonton (Alberta),

Atlanta (GA), Northern St Louis (MO), Detroit (MI), Cleveland (OH), Pittsburgh (PA),

Boston (MA), Montreal (Quebec), Guadalajara (MX), Buenos Aires (Argentina),

Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Fortaleza (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay)

Europe, Middle East & Africa:

UK: Plymouth, Torquay, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Gillingham

Southend, Basildon, Berkshire, Reading, Milton Keynes, Newport, Cardiff,

Swansea, Cambridge, Norfolk, Derby, Halifax, Leeds, Darlington, Dundee,


Warsaw (Poland), Stockholm (Sweden), Lippstadt (Germany), Magdeburg (Germany),

Paderborn (Germany), Rostock (Germany), Boeblingen (Germany), Casablanca (Morocco),

Bamako (Mali), Windhoek (Namibia), Ankara (Turkey), Kano (Nigeria)

Asia & Oceania: Novosibirsk (Russia)Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Ahmendabad (India),

Pune (India), Bangalore (India), Hyderabad (India), Perth (Australia), Brisbane (Australia)

Ulan Bator (Mongolia),

Updated Terrain:

Canada (20m and 90m) and Niagara Falls

4 thoughts on “October 23 Imagery update for Google Earth”

  1. Would it be so hard for Google to release a kml showing the boundaries of the new imagery every time they do an update? They could even have a popup with more info about the new sources / resolutions etc for each region. Then someone could do a nice time animation showing how google is slowly covering the world with higher and higher resolution.

    Surely this sort of thing is what Google earth is all about?

  2. Timothy, I agree! It’s pain tracking down which areas updated/added in my neck of the woods. Google already has the shapes of the DigitalGlobe tiles in GE’s DigitalGlobe layer. It’s only a matter of selecting which of those shapes they got for updates.

  3. Dear Sir

    Thank you very much for Imagery Update. It is very much helpful for the scholar like me to know the Natural resources and its pattern with high resolution. Can the highly resoluted map of Nepal be produced or developed by this GE Programme? If so it would be of worth to me like people to manage natural resources of the Nation.

    Sincerely Yours

    Ravi K Shrestha

    Livelihoods and Forestry Programme

    Dhankuta, Nepal

  4. received mail quoting that imegery of Bangalore(India) has been updated. But i am not finding any updates in Bangalroe data. It is 3 years old. Is it possible to update it quickly. So that it wil be useful for visitors?

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