The satellite and aerial images in Google Earth are taken by cameras on satellites and aircraft, which collect each image at a specific date and time.
These images are displayed as one seamless image and the date may change as you move your cursor around the map.
How can you tell when a Google Earth picture was taken?
To find satellite images capture date in Google Map you need to use Google Earth. Google Map uses same imagery used in Google Earth, you can install Google Earth application on your PC and zoom into the area of which you wish to know the captured date at the bottom of the screen shows the Imagery Date.
How are Google satellite images taken?
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. Google Maps’ satellite view is a “top-down” or “birds eye” view; most of the high-resolution imagery of cities is aerial photography taken from aircraft flying at 800 to 1,500 feet (240 to 460 m), while most other imagery is from satellites.
How often does Google Earth Take a picture of my house?
The satellite data on Google Maps is typically between 1 to 3 years old. According to the Google Earth Blog, data updates usually happen about once a month, but they may not show real-time images.
Does Google Earth show real time images?
Although it is a common misconception that Google Earth images are real-time, they are not. There are, however, two ways to view nearly real-time satellite images on Google Earth. NASA also has a layer called DailyPlanet which shows the entire Earth, continuously updated in real-time at a medium resolution.