The last imagery update was more than just Japan

A couple of days ago, we told you about some fresh imagery from Japan that Google had added to the base layer of Google Earth. At the time we assumed that the Japanese updates were the extent of it, but thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ (and confirmation from the updated KML file), it turns out there was a bit more.

It wasn’t a major update, but there is also new imagery in parts of Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ireland, New Zealand, Paraguay, Spain and Tanzania. It was the New Zealand imagery that caught Munden’s eye, as the update captured construction on the set of the upcoming movie “The Hobbit“. Details on that can be found over at Google Earth Hacks.


To see all of the areas that were updated, just grab the updated areas KML file and look for the red outlines.

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