New Google Earth Satellite Imagery for May 2008

7:44 am PHT

It’s been seven months since new high-resolution satellite imagery was released in Google Earth for the Philippines. So on May 13, Google updated their Google Earth data with tons of new and updated satellite imagery for our country via their usual question and answer blog posts.

 Silliman University in Google Earth

Here’s a non-exhaustive listing of places that have new hi-res satellite photos courtesy of DigitalGlobe: Aparri, Cagayan; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Infanta, Quezon; Naga City, Camarines Sur; Masbate City, Masbate; Iloilo City, Iloilo; most of Guimaras; Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; Surigao City, Surigao del Norte; Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; Sarangani Islands, Davao del Sur; Culion, Palawan; and parts of Romblon. Shown above is Silliman University in Dumaguete.

Here’s a history of previous satellite imagery updates to Google Earth with representative places:

  • April 2006: Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Cotabato City, Butuan City, Bislig City

  • June 2006: Metro Manila, Laoag City, Pangasinan, Legazpi City, Cebu City, Bacolod City, Iligan City, Zamboanga City, Puerto Princesa City

  • October 2006: La Union, Batangas City, Puerto Galera, General Santos City, and CitySphere image of Metro Manila

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On 4:09 a.m., 19 May 2008, James wrote:

It’s really good to see new high resolution satellite images for the Philippines from Google Earth. But is it just me who noticed that for the newly taken satellite images (since the May 2008 update); the (1) the landscape view color filter is magenta, and (2) the original placemarks or photo blue dots have been misplaced by some meters. I’m just hoping these “problems” will be fixed soon.


On 4:26 p.m., 21 May 2008, seav wrote:

@James, magenta? Well, Google does not really color-correct the images so some of the new data may be a bit off-colored. As for the photo blue dots, the placement is done by Panoramio users and is not really up to Google to correct if they are wrong.


On 8:54 p.m., 5 Jun 2008, Hassan wrote:

why no updating to midlle east ex.(egypt)satellite imagery ?


On 2:04 p.m., 6 Jun 2008, Anil wrote:

Does Google Earth cover Sri Lanka in detail? Anil


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