Google Earth Adds New Images In Spain

    February 19, 2008

Google Earth has added some new imagery in Spain according to the Google Earth Blog.

Frank Taylor writes," There’s a noticeable new area of imagery on the eastern edge of Spain covering Barcelona, which is copyrighted "Institut Cartogrfic de Catalunya". This imagery is not particularly high resolution – I would estimate about 1 meter/pixel. Not as good as Digital Globe, which is 60 cm/pixel."

He points out that there is new aerial imagery for a number of towns in Spain including, Valladolid, Leon, Burgos, Avila, Segovia, Salamanca, Andalucia, and Catalua. "The imagery for these towns is very good quality, but there is no attribution for who provided the imagery. Much of this imagery is 20 cm / pixel or better resolution….quite good," Taylor notes.

Here is a list of the most recent Google Earth updates according to Taylor’s blog.

Spain – Catalonia – including Barcelona; Valladolid, Leon, Burgos, Avila, Segovia, Salamanca, Andalucia, Catalua, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pamplona, Vitoria-gasteiz, Crdoba, and Gijon

England – Kent, Norfolk

France – Tours

Brazil – So Paulo

Ohio, US – New state-wide coverage
Connecticut, US – New state-wide coverage
Portland, Oregon, US
Delaware, US – Updated imagery
Nevada, US – Some new areas
New Jersey, US – Many areas updated
California, US – Areas east of LA have been updated, San Francisco
Philadelphia, PA, US – The entire metro area
Salt Lake City Area, UT, US – City and surrounding area (including ski mountains – now summertime)
Denver, CO, US
Virginia, US – Norfolk, Newport News
Hawaii, US – Mona Kea (observatory now visible), Maui, Kauai

Canada – Woodstock, Ontario; Vancouver (suburbs, not city)

Norway – Oslo

Iceland – Reykjavik

Russia – Parts of St. Petersburg

Belgium – Pascal says some images around Brussels have been reprocessed, but otherwise the same imagery.

Denmark – Roskilde

Azores – Terceira (the whole island), So Miguel (the whole island)

Australia – Sydney and surrounding areas (large area to northeast)

Romania – Bucharest

New Zealand – Auckland

South Africa – Remote areas have new high resolution from Cnes/Spot Image