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Google Earth Imagery update – April 2016

by Timothy Whitehead on Apr.22, 2016, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Google has pushed out yet another imagery update, the third this month. The last one included imagery up to April 5th, 2016 and the one before that included up to March 2016. The current one has imagery up to April 11th, 2016, but it also includes a lot of imagery from previous months.

Blue: existing April imagery. Red: fresh April imagery.

To see the map of April imagery in Google Earth download this KML file.

We have only created a map for April imagery so far. It takes up to 24 hours to create a map for a given month, especially when there is a lot of imagery.

On December 20th, 2015, a landslide of construction waste occurred at Shenzhen, China. It toppled and buried a number of buildings, including some workers’ living quarters. The Google Earth image is from February 4th, 2015, so it doesn’t show the immediate aftermath of the disaster. However, we can get an idea of the scale of the disaster from the imagery. For ground level photos taken soon after the disaster see this article.


Landslide, Shenzhen, China. Slide the divider to compare before and after images.

On January 7th, 2016, a bush fire raged through the small town of Yarloop, Western Australia, destroying 121 homes and much of the town’s other infrastructure. There are now two images in Google Earth from after the fire, one from February and one from April.


Bushfire, Yarloop, Western Australia. Slide the divider to compare before and after images.

For much higher resolution before and after imagery not found in Google Earth see this website.

To see the above locations in Google Earth download this KML file.

Do let us know if you find any other interesting locations in the imagery.

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