Google Earth Imagery Update

Google has released a significant update for Google Earth, but they’re doing it in quiz form again. Here are the clues:

  1. The fans of ‘Sweet Lou’ get to see his three cities updated. — Seems to be Lou Pinella, as both Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA have been updated (but Tampa, FL has not).
  2. This town has the longest railway station name in the UK. – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy
    rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales)
  3. Sir Rutherford Alcock was the first foreigner to climb this mountain in 1860. — Mount Fuji, Japan
  4. This major U.S. city was granted “town” status on February 2, 1856. — Dallas, Texas
  5. A major tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is also home to one of the richest silver mines in the world. — Guanajuato, Mexico
  6. Founded in 1514, this town was the departure point for the Francisco Hernandez de Cordova (1517) and Cortez (1518) expeditions. — Cuba
  7. With over 100 buildings, including a bowling alley, this site is home to the largest community on its continent. — McMurdo Station, Antarctica
  8. With tales of great treasure, a German geologist led an expedition up the face of this very large mountain in 1883. — Cerro Aconcaugua, in the Mendoza province in Argentina.
  9. On the verge of being devoured by the Sahara, this town, which was once a center of learning, is a Moorish architectural jewel. — Morocco
  10. Now visible in Google Earth, this enormous dam will not be fully functional until 2011. — Three Gorges Dam, China

In addition, new imagery has been found in:

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties)
  • Part of Preston County, West Virginia

If you know the answers to any of the others, please post in the comments below and we’ll get it figured out.

(via Google Earth Blog)


  1. scottmsg says:

    Although not listed in the trivia questions, there is new high-res imagery Southwestern Pennsylvania (Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties), and a small section of Preston County, West Virginia.

  2. scottmsg says:

    Question #2 – Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (shortened name), Wales. In fact, all of Wales is now covered.

  3. Question #5: That would be Potosí, Bolivia

  4. Ok, those are all updated now. Just a few left!

  5. Paul Wilkins says:
  6. “This town has the longest railway station name in the UK. – Wales”

    is this a joke?
    Wales is a COUNTRY, not a town, was that answered by an American by any chance?

  7. Paul Wilkins says:
  8. Paul Wilkins says:

    Question #2: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest railway station name. Please update the answer on the question. “Wales” doesn’t do it justice.

  9. scottmsg says:

    In reply to Maff, if you had bothered to read the comments, you would have noticed that the answer was given (with the shortened name as I wasn’t sure what the long name would’ve done to the comments layout). However, since all of Wales has high-res coverage, that is what’s listed.

  10. Question #5 correction: it is not Potosí, Bolivia, it is Guanajuato, México.

  11. Ray in Cincinanti says:

    “Sweet Lou” was also a manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Is there an update on Cincinnati?

  12. London and Guelph Ontario have been added


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