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Munden
12-14-2008, 11:45 PM
I ran across the fact that we've had another standard image update. I was idly flying around the world and stopped at the Atlantis Dubai site, which I'd just placemarked a couple of days previously for my Part 2 of '50 Unusual Buildings' posts. Since I placemarked it, the image has been updated.

Thus far I have only found an update around Dubai. All of their coastal development has been updated. The main land area also got an update and FINALLY the Burj Dubai can be seen mostly complete. The image is apparently from May 1, 2006.

I'll keep looking for more updates. It might just be a small one this time around though.

SpiderX22
12-15-2008, 12:25 AM
Did Egypt have an update, or has it been like that for awhile?

Munden
12-15-2008, 12:30 AM
They patched in a large section of imagery a while back. I don't think there's any changes. After putting in the changes, somebody went back and color-balanced the imagery, but that too was a while ago I think.

Remember you've got a week or so to check it out in Google Maps to look for updates. :)

SpiderX22
12-15-2008, 12:31 AM
Here's the Burj Dubai:

Munden
12-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Add Manhattan to the update. I have a few spots I know to check, and the Intrepid Museum got an update as the Concorde is now visible. I'll leave that to McMaster_de to placemark as that's probably more strongly in his interest area. :)

SpiderX22
12-15-2008, 12:39 AM
Yea, I'm checking over the UAE area right now for my "longest ship" file and there's definitely new water tiles. There's three new 1100+ ships in the harbour, and that's all I've checked so far.

SpiderX22
12-15-2008, 01:09 AM
Nothing new in Qatar..except the image color has been lightened up a bit (but whats visible is the same).

\\Awww...the QM2 is gone..

Munden
12-15-2008, 01:20 AM
I was noticing that they did seem to have done some color balancing in Australia too. When you're zoomed out you can't even see the patchwork anymore except for a few streaks. Some of the areas that were very brown before are now green and so forth. I haven't seen any actual new imagery there though. Yet.

Mickey
12-15-2008, 01:36 AM
Great find! There certainly is an update in progress. I'll be posted on Digital Earth Blog (http://www.digitalearthblog.com/) about it shortly. Let me know if you find any other locations.

Munden
12-15-2008, 01:46 AM
Christchurch, New Zealand got an update too. The Futuro home that was in the Botanic Gardens is gone. :( The others are a little more visible though.

Mickey
12-15-2008, 01:49 AM
Yep, it's definitely changed. Not real high quality imagery, though...

Munden
12-15-2008, 01:56 AM
yeah, it's a little smudgy unfortunately.

I found another huge area. The tip South Africa. There's a new tile from north of Cape Town on down south all the way off the end of the continent. There's several large cities in the update, but I guess Cape Town is probably the largest.

Munden
12-15-2008, 03:33 AM
I've not really spotted more updates. That's probably all I'm going to spot. However, I THINK they filled in some of the Street View images. I can't confirm that because the updates hit GE and Google Maps at the same time. Previously, though, I do not think that Darwin, Australia had SV images. It does now. There were a few spots in New Zealand that I think got an update too, but only a road here and there.

SpiderX22
12-15-2008, 07:12 AM
I was noticing that they did seem to have done some color balancing in Australia too. When you're zoomed out you can't even see the patchwork anymore except for a few streaks. Some of the areas that were very brown before are now green and so forth. I haven't seen any actual new imagery there though. Yet.

Woah just looked at it..looks really different.

And yes, Darwin was not SV before..

barakuda
12-15-2008, 10:33 AM
That spot image that was put in the last update for Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro... is not so bright colored anymore.
Its much more pleasant to look at. Ill put some pictures from GE and GM to compare.
Nothing special, im not very pleased.

Looks like mostly color of the images are updated around the world this time. They can do much better.


And can you tell me what are SV images?

sladys
12-15-2008, 12:59 PM
And can you tell me what are SV images?

SV = StreetView

Munden
12-16-2008, 12:20 AM
I'm BLIND, Mickey. Add Honolulu to the list. Geez. :) I looked at Pearl Harbor more than once, but never looked over at Honolulu. I got it from that quiz you mentioned. I'll have the other answers shortly.

Mickey
12-16-2008, 12:25 AM
It's on there now. Thanks!

Munden
12-16-2008, 01:11 AM
#1) Ponza, Italy
#2) still looking
#3) Would be Vanuatu, an island chain including Pentecost Island, the one referred to. I can't find the harbor/airport they have in the picture though.

Munden
12-16-2008, 01:32 AM
Ah! #2, the volcano is at Rabaul. :) I had the right area and was looking for it and the harbor in the other picture. I've still not found the harbor. I think they're taking liberties about what islands are in the chain they're talking about because I didn't see updates around Pentecost Island. I'm looking more to the west now.

sladys
12-16-2008, 01:39 AM
Here are the answers:

1: Ponza Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponza

2: Rabaul Caldera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabaul_caldera

3: Pentecost Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost_Island

4: Honolulu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Memorial_Cemetery_of_the_Pacific

McMaster_de
12-16-2008, 04:50 AM
From the german Globezoom.info:

- Manhatten, New York, USA
- Foggia, Italien
- Lucera, Italien
- Perugia, Italien
- Dubai, VAE
- Christchurch, Neuseeland
- Kapstadt, Südafrika
- Johannesburg, Südafrika
- Durban, Südafrika
- Parma, Italien
- Sofia, Bulgarien
- Bukarest, Rumänien
- Riadh, Saudi-Arabien
- Kuwait-Stadt, Kuwait
- Sana'a, Jemen
- Amman, Jordanien
- Baky, Aserbaidschan
- Kiew, Ukraine
- Teheran, Iran
- Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
- Islamabad, Pakistan

SpiderX22
12-16-2008, 04:22 PM
They seem to have changed the colors of a huge chunk of the world. I have a file with imbedded snapshots of the current view of that placemark...and almost all of them show the same thing with different colors..indicating a color change. Australia is an obvious one, but there's alot more then I previously thought.

Michel Quebec Can.
01-07-2009, 03:12 AM
Hi, I works in Oyem, north of Gabon, Africa ( 135'51N, 1134'58).

And I would like see the hospital where I works and the village and the vicinity and show them to the kids and people there and my friends here in Canada. But since 2004, threre is the same clouds and shadow all over the area.

I know this area is the birthplace for clouds (...) .

but is it possible that some pictures are free of clouds in the whole banks of pictures since that time ?.

Hope this the good forum for asking update imagery.

thanks

Munden
01-07-2009, 03:26 AM
Welcome to the forums, but sadly no, there is no forum where one can request imagery.

This website isn't connected to Google other than that we enjoy using Google Earth. We're not a part of their company.

Google has no forum where people can request imagery. They simply work at adding more and more of the world when they can buy the images and get them inserted.

mrphantuan
12-08-2010, 10:18 AM
They patched in a large section of imagery a while back. I don't think there's any changes. After putting in the changes, somebody went back and color-balanced the imagery, but that too was a while ago I think.