Google Earth Historical Imagery Update

It hasn’t been that long since the release of Google Earth 5.0, which added historical satellite and aerial imagery via a slider, but Google LatLong is already announcing a significant update to Google Earth’s archive of historical imagery; the blog entry gives some pertinent examples of just how useful such imagery could be: development in Dubai, deforestation of the Amazon, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, New York on September 12.