Where in the world is...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 1:37 PM



I'm happy to announce that we've published new imagery and terrain for Google Earth. Discovering what's been updated is a fun challenge that our community of users has traditionally been able solve with amazing efficiency. I don't want to spoil anyone's fun, but how about a few hints?
  • Two states known for their majestic peaks have gotten an upgrade.
  • I can now see where my favorite maple syrup is made.
  • Certain Florida beaches (and 1 mountain) are looking much improved.
  • Try counting the warthogs in the Boneyard.
  • Peek inside the home of the Brew Crew.
  • You can read the Skin's logo painted on their field.
  • An historic state capitol building is now in high res.
  • This city was named after the Native American name of a nearby mountain, "Tacobet."
  • A "far away" city that played a key role in trans-Saharan trade can now be seen close up.
  • The town where Jane Austen spent her final years is much clearer.
  • The topic of Vincent van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night is now bright as day.
  • Take a look at "la ville noir," where Cointreau was invented.
  • Only a third of this country's land is arable, but you can now view the entire country in high res.
  • From 1880 to 1884 this German city was home to the world's tallest building.
  • Rockets may be used to disrupt rain clouds over this city next summer.
  • This country received an impressive terrain update, you might call it Lord of the Terrain.
I think those are enough hints to get the great hunt going, but don't limit yourself to the areas I hinted at... there are many more updates throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Have fun! We'll be posting answers and a complete list of updates in the coming days.