October 22nd, 2009 | Published in Google Earth
Hope you all had a great time exploring this new imagery around the globe and that you answered all the questions in the quiz correctly.
Here are the answers to the quiz:
1. This city was once a mill town in UK. The person who invented multi spool spinning wheel hails from this town.
2. This particular county is from the United States and it was named after the 'SALT LICKS' that are in this area.
-- Licking county.
3. This county was a part of the ancient kingdom of the south Saxons. The English Channel lies to the south of this county.
-- East Sussex.
4. This is the coast of one of the largest states in the US and it also shares an international border. This state fought hard for its independence.
-- Texas coast.
5. This city is a state capital which has the same name as of its state from Mexico, and it is famous for a large archaeological site of pre Columbia.
6. This city is a state & country capital. Both the city & the state share the same name which is derived from Arabic and means “end of an elephant’s trunk”.
7. This city is one of the largest industrial areas in the United States and many industries are headquartered here. Another clue to identify this place is, a company that makes beef jerky, cocktail pepperoni and other snack sausages is based here.
8. This is a metropolitan city in Brazil which is well known for its combination of contemporary and classical buildings. The city is surrounded by several parks, and a wide variety of animal species live here.
-- Belo Horizonte.
Following is a more complete version of the updates in this data push:
- US: Kent (WA), Texas Gulf Coast, Fort Benning (GA), Davidson County (TN), Story County (IA), Union County (NC), Rowan County, Davidson County (NC), Randolph County (NC), Chatham County (NC), Greene County (NC), Craven County (NC),
- Mexico: Oaxaca
- Venezuela: Punto Fijo
- Argentina: Santa Fe, Goya
- Bolivia: Potosi
- Peru: Puno
- Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Rondonopolis
Europe, Middle East, & Africa:
- UK: East Sussex, Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Glasgow
- Romania: Braslov, Cluj
- Ukraine: Simferopol
- Russia: Ulan-Ude
- Turkey: Konya, Karaman
- Saudi Arabia: Najran
- Iran: Birjand
- Tunisia: Sousse
- Algeria: El-Jazair
- Morocco: Bechar, Taourirt
- Nigeria: Gombe
- Sudan: Al Khurtum
- South Africa: Port Elizabeth
Asia & Oceania:
- India: Mumbai, Agra,
- China: Xining, Anshan, Linhe
- Indonesia: Cirebon, Surabaya
- Kazakhstan: Shymkent, Semey
New 2.5m base imagery for: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Iceland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Kazakhstan, China, and Laos.
For even more fun exploring the new imagery, here is a KML outlining all the areas receiving new data.