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Google Earth and Virtual Earth, update data

google latlon Good start for Google Earth and Virtual Earth, who make their first data update in the 2008.

In the case of Google Earth, has updated the USGS near-real-time earthquake layer, and the National Geographics layer. Although it does not mention that there is updating of images, only of road layers, I have reviewed the case of Honduras, of which I had recently made a total inventory of the available image I have verified that they have added several shots in the department of Atlántida, in the La Ceiba area, as well as the northern area of ​​Morazán in El Salvador, although Google seems to hate our beloved Zatoca hill. We also miss that in this update we do not see anything new in Spain or Argentina although Virtual Earth did.

So check your country and you will surely take some surprise.

The most valuable of this updateIt is that of the 27 countries where the update has been carried out, only three are not from our environment, which are: Russia, Malaysia and Taliandia. The rest of the countries where Google has updated data are:

North America (1)


Central America (7)

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama,

South America (8)

Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

The Caribbean (7)

Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago


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In the case of Virtual Earth, Add to many cities in 3D of the United States, and it mentions the update of orthorectified image of both the United States and Europe, that we mention next:

Spain (Aviles, Cadiz, Cartagena, Granollers, Irun, Oviedo, Sagunto, Tarragona)

Germany (Genk, Bad Salzuflen, Geissen, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg, Neunkirchen)

Denmark  (Odense)

The Netherlands (Delft, Terneuzen)

Italy (Olbia, Biella)

Sweden (Eskilstuna, Falun, Gavle, Jonkoping, Kalmar, Karlstad, Vasterasy and Vaxjo)

Finland (Jyvaskyla)

If you want to see a comparative view in the same window of Google Earth and Virtual Earth, you can use Local Look or also Jonason

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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