Virtual Earth Imagery Release, April 2009


Another massive release of imagery coming online for my fellow Virtual Earthlings to peruse. This release is a mere 9+ TB of data; however, it covers over 1 million square kilometers of Earth. Here’s the list of new areas that came online or were refreshed this month – all ortho, but a mix of satellite imagery and aerial photography.


Albania



  • Elbasan

  • Shkoder

  • Vlore

Argentina



  • Bahia Blanca

  • Bariloche Lake

  • Buenos Aires

  • Catamarca

  • Comodoro Rivadavia

  • El Bolson

  • El Calafate Lake

  • Hunmahunaca

  • Mar del Ostende

  • Mar del Plata

  • Mendoza

  • Neuquen

  • Puerto Madryn

  • Resistencia Corrientes

  • Rosario

  • Salta

  • San Miguel Tucuman

  • San Salvador Jujuy

  • Santa Teresita

  • Santiago del Estero

  • Viedma

Australia


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  • Albany

  • Albury Wodonga

  • Alice Springs

  • Armidale

  • Bairnsdale

  • Ballina

  • Barooga Cobram

  • Bathurst

  • Bonville

  • Broken Hill

  • Broome

  • Bulahdelah

  • Busselton

  • Cessnock

  • Dubbo

  • Dunk Island

  • Dunsborough

  • Echuca Moama

  • Fiji

  • Gladstone

  • Goodiwinid

  • Goulburn

  • Grafton

  • Gribbles Settlement

  • Griffith

  • Gympie

  • Horsham

  • Kakadu National

  • Kangaroo Island Central

  • Kangaroo Island East

  • Kangaroo Island West

  • Karratha

  • Kiama

  • Mansfield

  • Maryborough

  • Mildura

  • Mount Gambier

  • Mount Isal

  • Murray Bridge

  • Muswellbrook

  • Nambung National Park

  • Naracote

  • Nowra Bomaderry

  • Port Lincoln

  • Port Macquarie

  • Port Pirie

  • Purnululu National Park

  • Richmond Windsor

  • Sale

  • Sawtell

  • Singleton

  • Swan Hill

  • Tamworth

  • Taree

  • Traralgon

  • Wagga Wagga

  • Wangaratta

  • Warrnambool

  • Yeppoon

Bahamas


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  • Bahamas

Bolivia



  • Cochabamba

  • La Paz

  • Oruro

  • Potosi

  • Samaipata

  • Santa Cruz

  • Suhune

  • Uyuni

Brazil


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  • Iciuma

  • Alto Paraiso de Gois

  • Araraquara

  • Bauru

  • Boa Vista

  • Bonito

  • Campo Grande

  • Campos

  • Cariacica and Serra

  • Caucaia

  • Caxias do Sul

  • Chapeco Xanxere

  • Congonhas

  • Costa Verde Santos Angra

  • Criiciuma

  • Fernadopolis Votup

  • Fernando de Noronha

  • Franca

  • Garopaba Imbibtuba Laguna

  • Guarapuava

  • Jales

  • Maraba

  • Mojiguacu

  • Mossoro

  • North Fortaleza

  • North Porto Alegre Subs

  • Pantanal Park

  • Parnaiba

  • Rio Negro

  • San Jose Rio Preto

  • Santo Angelo

  • Sao Jose dos Campos and M

  • Sao Leopoldo

  • Volta Redonda

Bulgaria



  • Burgasl

  • Stara Zagora

Burkina Faso



  • Ouagadougou

Burundi



  • Bujumbura

Cambodia



  • Phnom Penh

Cameroon



  • Douala

Canada



  • Barrie

  • Belleville

  • Campbell River Courtenay

  • Grande Prairie

  • Kentville

  • Orangeville

  • Port Hawkesbury

  • Prince George

  • Saint Jerome

  • Salaberry de Valleyfield

  • Vernon

Chile



  • Antofagasta

  • Arica

  • Calama

  • Castro

  • Chillan

  • Concepcion

  • Copiapo

  • Iquique

  • La Serena

  • Los Angeles

  • Punta Arenas

  • San Felipe

  • San Antonio Santiago

  • Sewell

  • Talca

  • Temuco

  • Torres Del Paine

  • Valparaiso

China


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  • Angpi

  • Hunlan Wuzhan

  • Acheng

  • Anshunn

  • Baao

  • Baicheng

  • Banqiao

  • Baoshan

  • Baxian

  • Benzilan

  • Bianzhunang

  • Binzhou

  • Bose

  • Caishi

  • Cencheng

  • Chengde

  • Ching Ku

  • Chiu so

  • Chongcheng

  • Chunxiong

  • Dahunangshan

  • Dangyang

  • Daqing

  • Dayishan

  • Dehuni

  • Dongfeng

  • Dunhou

  • Ergui Zuoqi

  • Feixiang

  • Feng chia tsui

  • Gangzhou

  • Ganhe

  • Gasa

  • Guang a

  • Guangping

  • Guangyuan

  • Guiping

  • Haikou

  • Haimen

  • Handan

  • Hanguzhan

  • Hefei

  • Hengyang

  • Hong Kong

  • Hsin hsing

  • Hsin ying

  • Hunabei

  • Hunize

  • Hunmen

  • Jiangling

  • Jiangmen

  • Jianshuni

  • Jiaohe

  • Jiaxiang

  • Jidong

  • Jinan

  • Jincheng

  • Jingdezhen

  • Jining

  • Jiujiang

  • Jiuzhaigou Valley

  • Juegang

  • Jun Xian

  • Kaihuna

  • Kaiping Diaolou

  • Kaishantun

  • Kangping

  • Keifeng

  • Laiwu

  • Laiwu

  • Lanxi

  • Lin tsang

  • Linfen

  • Lingcheng

  • Linyi

  • Lishan

  • Liupanshuni

  • Longjiang

  • Longyan

  • Mangshi

  • Manzhouli

  • Meishan

  • Mianyang

  • Mishan

  • Mixian

  • Mong Cai

  • Mount Huangshan

  • Mount Qingcheng

  • Mudanjiang

  • Nanchang

  • Nanchong

  • Nanma

  • Nantong

  • Nanyang

  • Neijang

  • Nianzishan

  • Ningbo

  • Ningyang

  • Panjin

  • Pingxiang

  • Qijang

  • Qiqihar

  • Quijing

  • Shunangyang

  • Shuniye

  • Sanmenxia

  • Sanya

  • Shangyang

  • Shanhai

  • Shizilu

  • Shuangcheng Chin-chien-tun

  • Ssu mao

  • Suizhou

  • Tanggu

  • Tanghe

  • Tengchong

  • Tianzhou

  • Tong Huna

  • Tongan

  • Tongliao

  • Tutang

  • Ulanhot

  • Weihai

  • Weinan

  • Wengcheng

  • Wudang

  • Xiangcheng

  • Xiangyang

  • Xianyang

  • Xiaogan

  • Xilin Hot

  • Xinan

  • Xinchengzi

  • Xintai

  • Xinyu

  • Xuanwei

  • Xuedian

  • Xushuni

  • Yanji

  • Yanzhou

  • Yi Xizn Laishuni

  • Yichunn

  • Yidu

  • Yingtan

  • Yinyang

  • Yishuni

  • Yishi

  • Yueyang

  • Yunhe

  • Yunxian

  • Zhuncheng

  • Zalantun

  • Zhaoqing

  • Zhaozhou

  • Zhenlia

  • Zhongmou

  • Zibo

  • Zichunan

Columbia



  • Bogota

  • Cali

  • Magdalena

  • Maicao

  • Medelin

  • Pasto

  • Quito

  • Riohacha

  • Santa Marta

  • Sincelejo

  • Tolima

Costa Mesa



  • Isle a De Cano

Cuba



  • Cuba

Dominican Republic



  • Puerto Plata

  • Rio San Juan

  • Santo Domingo

Ecuador



  • Guayaquil

  • Manta

  • Santa Elena

Estonia



  • Paide

Ethiopia



  • Bahir Dar

Gibraltar


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Great Britain



  • England

  • London

  • Scotland

Greece



  • Antikythira

  • Argostonlion

  • Gouves

  • Karpathos

  • Katakolo

  • Kea

  • Kythira

  • Larisa

  • Livadia

  • Nafplio

  • Naxos

  • Patras

  • Paxoi

  • Philippos

  • Pilos

  • Plataria

  • Pulithra

  • Rhodes

  • Sitia

  • Thesssaloniki

  • Trikala

  • Zante

Grenada



  • St Georges

Guinea



  • Conakry

Haiti



  • National History Park

  • Port Au Prince

Hungary



  • Szentendre

India



  • Achalpur

  • Ahmadabad

  • Ajmer

  • Alibag

  • Alleppey

  • Almora

  • Amalner

  • Ambajogal

  • Ambikapur

  • Angul

  • Bhunsawal

  • Babina

  • Bagaha

  • Bagalkot

  • Balasore

  • Balurghat

  • Banda

  • Bangalore

  • Bankura

  • Bara Banki

  • Baramati

  • Barhiya

  • Barmer

  • Basantpur

  • Bellary

  • Bhadrakh

  • Bhadravati

  • Bhainsa

  • Bharthana

  • Bhatapara

  • Bhawanipatna

  • Bhind

  • Bhiwani

  • Bhuj

  • Bijnor

  • Bir

  • Bobbili

  • Bodhan

  • Bramhapuri

  • Budaun

  • Burdwan

  • Cha Anerpavagadh

  • Chakradharpur

  • Chalala

  • Chandankiari

  • Chandausi

  • Chandrakona

  • Chanpadanga

  • Chhindwara

  • Chikmagalur

  • Chiplun

  • Chitracurga

  • Churu

  • Coochbehar

  • Cuddapah

  • Dahod

  • Daltenganj

  • Damoh

  • Dattapur

  • Dausa

  • Delhi

  • Deoria

  • Devakottai

  • Dhamtari

  • Dhar

  • Dharapuram

  • Dholpur

  • Dibrugrh

  • Dindigul

  • Draksharama

  • English Bazar

  • Fatehpur

  • Firozpur

  • Gadag

  • Gandhi Dam

  • Gaya

  • Giridih

  • Godhra

  • Gonda

  • Gondal

  • Gorakhpur

  • Gudar

  • Gumla

  • Guntur

  • Haldwani

  • Haliyal

  • Harda Khas

  • Hindupur

  • Hingoli

  • Holenarsipur

  • Hoshiarpur

  • Hubli

  • Hyderabad

  • Islea Ur

  • Jagdalpur

  • Jagdispur

  • Jagital

  • Jaisalmer

  • Jalalabad

  • Jalang

  • Jaynagar

  • Jhajjar

  • Jhalawar

  • Jhargram Kasiari

  • Jiaganj

  • Jind

  • Jodhpur

  • Junagadh

  • Jwalapur

  • Kakching

  • Kakinada

  • Kaliaganj

  • Kallidaikurichchi

  • Kanchipuram

  • Kanker

  • Karad

  • Karanpur

  • Karauli

  • Karur

  • Kasaragod

  • Kathua

  • Katihar

  • Kavundappadi

  • Khamgaon

  • Khammam

  • Khandela

  • Khandwa

  • Khargon

  • Kishanganj

  • Kolargoldfields

  • Konarak Sun Te Le

  • Kopargaon

  • Koppal

  • Krishinagiri

  • Lalitpur

  • Lohardaga

  • Machilipatnam

  • Madanapalle

  • Madras

  • Maharwari

  • Mahoba

  • Mahuva

  • Malkapur

  • Malvan

  • Mandasa

  • Mandla

  • Mandsaur

  • Mandya

  • Mangrol

  • Maudaha

  • Mercara

  • Motihari

  • Muhammadabad

  • Murwara

  • Nabha

  • Nagina

  • Nandurbar

  • Nangal

  • Nanjangud

  • Narasaropet

  • Narnaul

  • Narsimhapur

  • Nattarasankottai

  • Nellore

  • Nimach

  • Nizamabad

  • Nokhamandi

  • Nowgong

  • Nuzvid

  • Orai

  • Palghar

  • Pandharkawada

  • Panna

  • Parklakimidi

  • Pathankot

  • Patiala

  • Penugonda

  • Phaliodi

  • Phulera

  • Porbandar

  • Pratapgarh

  • Proddatur

  • Puruliya

  • Pusad

  • Raebareli

  • Raiganj

  • Raipur

  • Raj Nandgaon

  • Rajgarh

  • Ramanathapuram

  • Ratlam

  • Rehli

  • Saharsa

  • Sahibgranj

  • Samastipur

  • Sanchi

  • Sand

  • Saoner

  • Saraikela

  • Satara

  • Sattur

  • Sehore

  • Seondha

  • Seoni

  • Shaikhpura

  • Shikarpur

  • Shivpuri

  • Sidhi

  • Sihora

  • Sirsa

  • Siuri

  • Siwan

  • Sopor

  • Srivaikuntam

  • Srungavarapukota

  • Sultanpur

  • Suti

  • Talwandi Bhai

  • Tanda

  • Tandur

  • Tellicherry

  • Tenkasi

  • Therunattam

  • Tikamgarh

  • Tiruchchendur

  • Tiruneveli

  • Tiruvannamalaj

  • Tonk

  • Tumsar

  • Udipi

  • Ukal

  • Umaria

  • Uska

  • Vellore

  • Vishakhapatnam

  • Warangal

  • Waraseoni

  • Wardha

  • Warora

Ireland



  • Athlone

  • Kerry South

  • Mullingar

  • Naas

  • Oranmore

  • Sleigo

  • Tralee

  • Westport

Italy



  • Milan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic



  • Vat Phou

  • Vientianel

Latvia



  • Daugavpils

Mali



  • Bamako

Mexico


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  • Atlan

  • Antiguo Moelos

  • Aquascalientes

  • Ascension

  • Atlixco

  • Baja North

  • Baja South

  • Cardenas

  • Ciudad Valles

  • Cosala

  • Ensenada

  • Guanajuato

  • Jalapa Enryquez

  • Navajoa

  • Ocotlan

  • Tampico

  • Tempoal

  • Tepic

  • Tequisquiapan

  • Veracruse Tuxpan

  • Zitacuaro

  • Zimapan

Mozambique



  • Maputo

  • Maseru

Myanmar



  • Mandalay

  • Pegu

Nepal


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  • Chitwan National Park

  • Pokhara

Netherlands Antilles



  • Willemstad

New Zealand



  • Blenheim

  • Cheviot Hanmer Springs

  • Dunedin

  • Gore

  • Invercargill

  • Levin

  • Mahia Beach

  • Masterton

  • Mitre Peak Milford Sound

  • Mount Galloway

  • Nelson

  • Pauanui

  • Rororua

  • Sub Antarctic Islands

  • Taipa

  • Taiwanizel

  • Taupo

  • Waikanae

  • Wanganui

Niger



  • Niamey

Northern Mariana Islands



  • Agrihan

  • Alamagan

  • Anatahan

  • Farallon de Pajaros

  • Guguan

  • Pagan

  • Rota

  • Saipan

  • Sarigan

  • Tinian Aguijan

Paraguay



  • Bela Vista

  • Ciudad del Este

  • Concepcion

  • Mission Parana

  • Pedro Juan Caballero

  • Saltuo del Guaira

Peru



  • Plaza de Acho

  • Arequipa

  • Cajamarca

  • Chiciayo

  • Chimbote

  • Hunacho

  • Hunancayo

  • Hunaral

  • Ica

  • Lake Titicaca

  • Piura

  • Tacna

  • Taiara

  • Trujillo

Philippines



  • Bongao

  • Cagayan de Oro

  • Cebu

  • Cotabato City

  • Jolo

  • Leyte Park

  • Malabang

  • Miago WHS Church

  • Mt. Mayon

  • Portabaga

  • Puerto Galera

  • Taal Volcano

  • Tinago Falls

Poland



  • Wieliczka Bochnial

Republic of Moldova



  • Bender

  • Chisinau

Romania



  • Navodari

Russia



  • Khabarovsk

  • Machackala

  • Novokuznetsk

  • Rostov na Donu

  • Saransk

  • Tomskl

  • Ufa

  • Vogograd

Rwanda



  • Kigali

Samoa



  • Ofu Olosega

  • Tau

South Africa



  • Ceres

  • De Aar

  • East Rand

  • Grahamstown

  • Kroonstad

  • Krugerdorp

  • Mafikeng

  • Mossel Bay

  • Port Shepstone

  • Somerset

  • Vereeniging

  • Vredefort Dome

  • Welkom

Spain



  • Santa Cruz

  • Toledo

Suriname



  • New Amsterdam

Taiwan



  • Cimei Township Island

  • Green Island

  • Makung Island

  • Taiwan

Thailand



  • Ayuthaya

  • Chiang Mai

  • Golden Triangle

  • Khao lak
    Nakhon Ratchassima

  • Phuket

  • Pitsanuloke

Togo



  • Lome  

Trinidad and Tobago



  • Port of Spain

  • Sangre Grande

Tunisia



  • Sfax

  • Tunis

Turkey



  • Canakkale

  • Dalaman

  • Elazig

  • Gaziantep

  • Latakia

  • Manisa

  • Pergamum

  • Trabzon

  • Usak

Uganda



  • Kamnpala

Ukraine



  • Cherkasy

  • Chernivtsi

  • Dnipropetrovsk

  • Kharkiv

  • Nova Kakhovka

  • Zaporizhzhya

  • Zhytomyr

United Arab Emirates


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  • Al Ain

  • Dubai

  • Ruwais

United States


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  • Anaheim

  • Mt. Katmai

Uruguay



  • Colonia

  • Mercedes

  • Saltuo Paysandu

  • SantaLucia Canelones

Venezuela



  • Barcelona

  • Barquisimeto

  • Cabimas

  • Ciudad Guayana

  • Coro

  • Cumana

  • Maracaibo

  • Nueva Esparta

  • Puerto Cabello

  • Punto Fijo

  • Santa Teresa

Vietnam



  • Can Tho

  • Chau Doc

  • Dong Hoi

  • Nha Trang

  • Phat Diem

  • Phong Nha Ke

  • Soc Trang

Zimbabwe



  • Matetsi

CP

Comments (16)

  1. AtulGupta says:

    Interesting ! Just curious, what’s the mechanism to identify areas whose images need to be updated? I see two important cities in India – Pune and Mumbai, missing the list above

  2. Chris Pendleton says:

    Did you look in last month’s release? We started releasing Digital Globe imagery in January, so check for content updates dating back to then. Prioritization is based on resource allocation and how much we can cram in within a month.

    CP

  3. rosieks says:

    Please, add Warsaw (Capital of Poland)

  4. mickmel says:

    Any word on new 3D cities?  The "version 2" cities are absolutely amazing, but it’s been a long time since we’ve seen any new ones.  Coming soon, I hope…?

  5. willox says:

    Hi Chris,

    Just some corrections :o)

    Conakry is in Guinea (not Guinea Bissau)

    Lomé is in Togo (not Swaziland)

    Gibraltar is not in Spain (except for spanish nationalist) it’s a self-governing British overseas territory

    The correct name of Surname is Suriname

    Greetings from Africa,

    Henri

  6. Munish says:

    While these update notifications are great, what I would like to see is a mash-up created, ofcourse, using VE which displays a world map in different colors where each color represents the best level of data available for that region. Also the intensity of the color(or some other way) could indicate how "old" the data is.

    In my opinion such an interactive map would be way cooler than a static list 🙂

    May be such a thing exists already?

  7. Typhoon87 says:

    What about buffalo, ny, USA?

    I agree with above, a way to tell how old the map is even if just 0-6 months, 6-12, 12-18 or a generic older if its more than that.

  8. Typhoon87 says:

    had a second thougt what if this list you post on the blog had a – new, or – refreshed after the city name ex.  

    United States

    Buffalo – refreshed

    Rochester – refreshed

    Finger Lakes region – new

  9. Chris Pendleton says:

    Already in the works. 🙂

    CP

  10. Danilo Pérez says:

    Cool! I’ve been waiting for an update to the imagery in Colombia for quite some time.

    Btw, the name of the country is Colombia not Columbia (it’s commonly misspelled) 😉

  11. Edi 9/11 says:

    When will be published an updated imagery of Tirana, Capital City of Albania? The images here are old. There’s a lot of transformation since then in Tirana.

    I have another question. How can I know on which date the images are?

  12. Chris Pendleton says:

    Edi – I can’t say for sure when we’ll get Tirana, but I’m certain it’s coming. As for your other question, we have a web service that provides all this information but nothing exposed as a consumer application. Hmm, perhaps I should build this…I’ll add this to my list of demos to build.

    CP

  13. rvidalon says:

    Hi Chris,

    With this 9TB addition from April + the 21TB from March 2009 + the historic data, what is the estimated total ammount size of all the imagery inside virtual earth and if that includes 3D shapes or jus satellite imagery.

    Thanks,

    Renzo

  14. Chris Pendleton says:

    1.5 PB for everything.

    CP

  15. Chris Pendleton says:

    Hello from America, Henri.

    Thanks for catching these…very humbling. I’ve updated the blog post to reflect your corrections.

    CP

  16. tcarolan says:

    Chris,

    Any possibility of new images being loaded for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont?  Current views are fairly dated.  Thanks for all your work..

    Tim