Where in the world is... (Answers)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:11 AM



Hello again! Today I'm happy to announce that the Google Earth data team has pushed out another imagery update. As always, here are some hints pointing you toward the new imagery. Stay tuned for the answers and a more complete listing of imagery updates.

1) This city is home to over 300 museums. Its flower is the bird of paradise and its tree is the coral tree.
-- Los Angeles

2) An historic landmark, this all wood luxury hotel was built in 1888.
-- Del Coronado near San Diego


3) This city's namesake was the Governor of Tennessee.
-- Houston

4) Many believe the Greek King Ulysses founded this modern day capitol city.
-- Lisbon

5) Towering above many, this city is the 2nd highest capitol on its continent.
-- Madrid


6) Considered the fashion capitol of the world, you can now visit this city with high-res imagery.
-- Milan

7) This is the city where Vegemite was invented and is now exclusively produced.
-- Melbourne

8) The cruise ship capitol of the world has gotten a fresh set of pixels.
-- Miami

9) The currency of this island is known as Manx.
-- Isle of Man


The following is a more complete version of the areas we've updated in this data push:

New high resolution:

We have added a significant amount of new satellite imagery in Ecuador, Peru, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, India, Iran, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and The Philippines. Additionally, we have new 2.5m imagery for part of Western Australia


Updated Imagery:
Americas:
- USA: LA, San Diego, Houston, Miami, Chicago and Milwaukee area suburbs, New York City area suburbs, much of coastal New Jersey, and Harney County (Oregon).

Europe, Middle East & Africa:

- England: Isle of Man, Suffolk
- Spain: Madrid
- Portugal: Lisbon, Guimaraes, Porto, Sevilla, Coimbra, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca
- Italy: Milan
- France: Toulon, Montbeliard
- The Netherlands: Assen

Asia & Oceania:

- Armenia: Yerevan
- Australia: Melbourne, Darwin

Updated Terrain:
- Westport, Ireland
- Hawaii
- Puerto Rico