Google Earth and Maps Image Updates

Wednesday, 4th November 2009 by

It’s been a while since we’ve posted here about updated images in Google Earth and Maps, but Google have been steadily rolling out new updates every few months, usually with a short quiz relating to the new locations.

However, today’s announcement is a little different as they’ve promised to not only increase the frequency of updates1, but also provide exhaustive detail, via a KML file, of exactly which areas have been added or updated. This is great news for Google Sightseeing, as we’re always looking for new sights to feature.

Updated locations are highlighted in red

The Google Earth team have also challenged you to find the best sights on the new imagery and share them on twitter using the #GearthIMG hashtag. We’ve already posted a couple, and will keep an eye on the findings.

Remember, you can also follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest Google Earth, Maps, and #streetview posts.

  1. It’s only been two-and-a-bit weeks since the last update.