We’ve just refreshed our satellite imagery for Mexico, with nearly half a million square kilometers of new imagery for cities and countryside across the nation. Our updates reach from Jalisco in the west to Tabasco in the east, including the central metropolises of Mexico City and the Bajío. Enjoy fresh views of the country’s landscapes and cityscapes:

An intricate street pattern in Guadalajara

Guadalajara’s streets are a mix of gridded and radial. The banana-yellow Arcos del tercer milenio is at bottom right.

A colorful mining town set between steep hills

The small town of Mineral de Angangueo sits in the hills about three hours’ drive west of Mexico City. It used to be a mining town, but now it’s a tourist attraction because the surrounding park is where tens of millions of monarch butterflies spend the winter. Some butterflies come from as far away as Canada, and scientists still don’t know exactly how such tiny animals can navigate across North America to converge on this particular forest.

A beach with resorts

Hotels crowd the beach at Puerto Vallarta, a resort town popular with domestic as well as international tourists.

Gridded fields lie on tableland-like ridges bordered by steep cañons

Farms and villages fit between steep drainages in Puebla, on the flank of Iztaccíhuatl, a dormant volcano.

An urban center, full of historic and commercial attractions

Downtown Oaxaca shows how the new imagery looks in the Satellite Streets style. The OpenStreetMap labels add context to the satellite layer without overwhelming it. OpenStreetMap has an excellent contributor community in Mexico, and we hope this updated imagery will help them map even more.

Today’s new satellite mosaics follow on updates for Shanghai and its suburbs, Canadian cities, and large parts of India. There’s more to come, so check back soon – and if you have questions, say hello on Twitter.