Quick Answer: How Often Do Google Earth Images Get Updated?

When was the last time Google Earth was updated?

Google Earth shows you the date of acquisition for the images on the screen with you have “historical imagery” turned on.

This Seattle image was updated in May 2017 and it is currently the first week of August.

Different locations will have different update dates, few older than two years..

How often does Google Earth Take a picture of my house?

Because of the way that Google Earth imagery works, any given area is typically only updated once every few years. The odds that they captured imagery at the precise moment you need it, along with the the odds of the imagery actually capturing a detail that helps with the investigation, are very remote.

How can you tell when a Google Earth picture was taken?

Launch the Google Earth app on your desktop, search for any location in the sidebar and, this is important, zoom in an area as much as possible. Now hover your mouse over the map and you should see the capture date of that satellite image in the status bar as seen in the above screenshot.

Will Google Earth ever be updated?

According to the Google Earth blog, Google Earth updates about once a month. However, this doesn’t mean that every image is updated once a month – far from it. In fact, the average map data is between one and three years old.

How often are satellite images updated?

“We aim to update satellite imagery of the places that are changing the most,” Matt says. For instance, because big cities are always evolving, we try to update our satellite images every year. For medium-sized cities, we try to update images every two years, and it goes up to every three years for smaller cities.

How do I get updated images on Google Earth?

You can request a Satellite Imagery update via Google Earth, which you can find here: https://earth.google.com/web/ Or use Google Earth Pro. Go to the menu (3 bars at top left hand side of screen), then click on “Feedback”. “I would like to recommend an imagery refresh” in the feedback window.