Google Earth Imagery Update for August

niagara-fallsGoogle has just pushed out a significant imagery update for Google Earth, although the precise scope of it is not yet know.  According to the Google Earth Blog, updated countries include: China, USA, Africa, Bahamas, Italy and many others.  It seems to be quite a large update.

If you think you’ve found some updated imagery, compare the Google Earth imagery to Google Maps, as Maps is still showing the old data.  It’s a great way to know for sure if imagery in a particular area is fresh or not.

If you find any new imagery, leave a comment on the GEB post and they’ll get it listed.

Google Earth Imagery Update for May, 2009

According to the Google Earth Blog, there has been another imagery update for Google Earth.  The full list of updated areas is still coming in, but so far they’ve found updates in Scotland, Brazel, USA, Englad, Norway and Spain.

Keep an eye on the GEB post for more updates.

More fresh imagery for Virtual Earth

bahamasAnother imagery update for Virtual Earth.  They’ve still not released any new 3D “version 2” cities (WHY??), but they keep pushing new imagery out at a good pace.

This update covers “only” 9TB of data, but they brag that it covers over 1 million square kilometers of Earth.  That sounds nice, but I wonder how it compares to previous releases and typical Google Earth releases?  I have no idea.  I have a feeling that it’s a pretty low number, but it sounds good because we have no scale to measure it against.

In any case, it’s still a very nice update and covers more than 65 countries.  You can get the full details on VE Evangelist’s blog.

Google Earth imagery update

Google has just pushed out an imagery update, though the extent of it is still unknown.  According to Google Earth Blog, the following areas have been updated:

  • United States – Broad coverage in in about a dozen states that used to have low-res imagery.
  • India – Re-colorized, so it looks much better from way up high.
  • France – Near Chateauroux.
  • Spain – Along the north coast.
  • Sweden – The entire country, it seems.
  • Morocco – “lots” of it.

Frank will be posting more updates as they’re available, so keep an eye on his post.  If you see any other updated areas, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list.

Another large imagery update for Virtual Earth

Microsoft has just pushed out another large imagery update for Virtual Earth.  While it’s only 21TB (a huge number for sure, but smaller than previous releases), it adds new imagery to parts of 63 different countries.  Quite impressive!

You can view the full list of updates here.

I just wanna know when we’re gonna see more 3D cities from them.  No word on what’s going on, and they haven’t responded to my inquiries.  Strange…

Another big Virtual Earth imagery update

Microsoft has pushed out another big imagery update for Virtual Earth — this one with about 55TB of data.  Quite impressive!

This covers most types of imagery in many areas around the world.  A detailed list can be found here.

My question is: what’s up with the 3D cities?  They simply haven’t been adding any more.  They are awesome, they are apparently dormant, and no one can tell me what’s up.  Anyone have any idea why they’re not adding more of those?

New Google Earth imagery

As reported by Google Earth Blog, some new imagery seems to have arrived in Google Earth.  Some of the updated areas include portions of:

  • Scotland
  • China
  • Africa
  • A few US states
  • South Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Iceland

You can get more details at GEB, and we’ll be updating this post with more locations as they become known.

Microsoft releases massive imagery update for Virtual Earth


Virtual Earth has been quiet lately, but Microsoft has just released a TON of new imagery for it.  No new features like Google Earth’s sweet update, and still no new 3D buildings, but the amount of imagery is quite impressive.

New Bird’s Eye imagery in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the UK and a ton of places in the US.  In addition, they’ve added a ton of High Res Othos and Satellite imagery in a wide variety of locations around the world.

Get all the details about this release here.

Huge imagery release for Virtual Earth

Microsoft has rolled out another enormous imagery release for Virtual Earth.  Details can be found here, but the quick version includes:



  • Spain
  • Japan
Obliques (Bird’s Eye)
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
Sadly, once again, there doesn’t appear to be any new 3D buildings.  C’mon Microsoft — those “version 2” cities are amazing and we want more of them!

Google Earth imagery update

It appears that another Google Earth imagery update is underway, covering a variety of locations around the world.  The latest list, as provided by the Google Earth Blog, includes:

  • Large portions of India
  • Various places in the US, including parts of North Carolina and Utah
  • Northern Mexico
  • Romania — maybe the entire country?
  • Parts of Spain
  • The entire Czech Republic

If you find other areas that you think might be new, you can check using Google Maps.  Maps still hasn’t been updated, so if the imagery for a particular area is different in Earth and Maps, then it’s one of the newly updated areas.

Let us know if you find anything beyond what is listed above.