Celebrate the 4th with fireworks, BBQs, and new imagery

Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 12:40 PM


We’re happy to announce our latest imagery update, and with America’s 234th birthday today, it’s fitting that we’ve got some great updates for over a dozen cities in the US. Maybe I just have summer travel on the brain, but much of what caught my eye relates to transportation. From left to right, enjoy an airshow in Everett, WA north of Seattle, the battleship New Jersey docked in Camden, NJ near Philadephia, and the Goodyear Blimp off the coast of Miami:


There’s also beautiful imagery of some of the places your family might be interested in visiting, such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Epcot Center in Orlando, or a tailgate before a baseball game in Philadelphia:


You’ll also find updates in several countries around the globe. One that we found notable is the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China:


This imagery is now live in Google Earth and will be available in Google Maps shortly. Of course, if you’re looking at it in Google Earth, don’t forget to use the Historical Imagery feature to compare the newest imagery to what we had before.

Whether today is just another Sunday for you, or you'll be taking in fireworks to celebrate your country’s national holiday, have a happy Fourth of July!