Google has released the official answers to their little quiz from a few days ago, and we only missed one: “An historic state capitaol building is now in high res”. We went with Frankfort, KY after Virtual Globetrotting made a smart observation that talked us out of the correct answer, which was Charleston, WV.
Google also released the full list of updated areas. A cursory glance seems to indicate that they’ve pushed the update out to Google Maps as well, but I haven’t seen an official announcement. The updated areas are:
New high resolution:
US: State of Vermont, State of Nevada, State of Colorado, Chenango County (NY), Oswego County (NY), Lancaster (PA), Montgomery County (MD), Prince George’s County (MD), Charleston (WV), Frankfort (KY), Leon County (FL), Volusia County (FL), Orlando (FL), Melbourne (FL), Ridgeland (MS), Tucson (AZ), Phoenix (AZ), Pierce County (WA), Walworth County (WI), Waukesha County (WI), Milwaukee (WI), Washington County (WI), Ozaukee County (WI), Puerto Rico &
US virgin Islands.
South America: Maracabio, Venezuela
France: French Riviera, Arles, Biaritz, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Angers, Amiens, Bourges, Clermont Ferrand, Loire River
Italy: 2.5m imagery for the entire country.
Germany: Aachen, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Stralsund, Duisburg, Halle, Hannover, Herten, Itzehoe, Karlsruhe, Cologne , Norderstedt, Pinneberg, Quickborn, Recklinghausen, Rellingen, Schenefeld, Tornesch, Wentorf
Americas: Regina, Canada; Saskatoon, Canada; Winnipeg, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Quebec, Canada; Chemung County (NY, US); Cortland County (NY, US); Broward County (FL, US); Fairbanks (AK, US); Boise (ID, US); Colorado Springs (CO, US); Aquas Calientes, Mexico; Brasilia, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; San Salvador, El Salvador;
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Europe: Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Moscow, Russia; St Petersburg, Russia; Kazan, Russia; Saratov, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic
Middle East/Africa: Timbuktu, Mali; Cape Town, South Africa; Tunis, Tunisia; Tbilisi, Georgia; Mecca, Saudi Arabia; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Alger, Algeria; Lusaka, Zambia; Nouakchott, Mauritania; Sana, Yemen; Tashkent, Uzbekistan;
Asia: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Pyungyang, North Korea
Oceania: Melbourne, Australia;
Eastern US 10m, West Virginia 3m, Alaska 60m, New Zealand 10m ost content