How often is Google maps/Earth updated?

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  1. DYNA BILL

    DYNA BILL Member

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    I've been seeing the same car parked in my driveway for 10 years now! :dunno
     
  2. sleewell

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    depends on where you live. the over head (sat view) is updated much more often. sometimes the drive by street view will give you a scrolling bar so you can see the changes over time if they drive on that road more than once.

    i think i saw an article recently where they found someone who had been missing for years by looking on google earth. car was in a lake.


    google earth is a very helpful tool in my profession (mortgage underwriting).
     
  3. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I once caught the Google car in our neighborhood. He was heading down a short cul-de-sac and would surely be circling back, so my son and I posed against our car for the cameras. They blurred our faces but we were on Google Earth for quite some time.

    Edit: still there, mostly. This pic shows my car before we got out.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/8...70d7a5e8cda1a1!8m2!3d35.1503798!4d-85.3347616

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/8...70d7a5e8cda1a1!8m2!3d35.1503798!4d-85.3347616

    More "on topic," that was two cars ago for me, so going on five years ago IIRC.
     
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  4. LHanson

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    I still see construction sites on the map where full buildings now stand.
     
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  5. JWDubois

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    Both the satellite and street view of my house is four years old at least. It still has the previous owner's car in the driveway.

    Let's go Google! What the heck are we paying you for anyway?
     
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  6. JimmyB

    JimmyB Silver Supporting Member

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    Tough to tell how old the sat image is, but the Street View timeline started in August 2009 for my neighbourhood and was updated in 2011, 2014, 2015 and July 2018.
     
  7. Moby Dick

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    In my neighborhood the street view is updated every 3-4 years or so.

    Last summer the google car drove past my home while my wife and I were sitting on the front porch drinking coffee so you can see my head track the car as it drives by.

    Coincidentally my daughter was riding her bike with her friend and they are also on the latest update of street view .

    I thought that was pretty cool.
     
  8. Old Possum

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    2-4 years......but it is one of the coolest things you can have access to. I find all the places I want to go and read reviews on Restaurants/Resorts before I eat or stay.
     
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  9. Drew816

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    Use, ahhh, Google. ;)

    https://www.techjunkie.com/how-often-google-earth-update/

    More populated, more local changes and growth, the more likely the overhead imagery will be updated. Less populated areas are not likely to be updated very often. There are other options available, but not for free nor right at your finger tips...

    Earth and Maps are two different animals by the way, two different cycles and technologies.
     
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    Blue410 Silver Supporting Member

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    Can we look up the image featuring the legendary crumpled blue Mustang hood? :D
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I enjoy using Street View around famous landmarks, especially ones I'm not likely to visit any time soon.
     
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    I saw that too. I checked Google Earth, and the car is still there with the body inside. You can see it clearly (the car, not the body).
     
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    Aerial image dates and a timeline allowing you to toggle between older images are part of the more advanced version (still free I think). Have no idea about streetview, but there does not appear to be a regular schedule for aerial images--at least the sequence of time between them is not consistent.
     
  14. DYNA BILL

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    It hadn't happened yet, but here ya go!:beer

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    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    There's no street view on my street (it might be 100 yards long), but the aerial view is up to date- my new neighbor's brother's truck is at her house and she's only been there about a year.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    I looked at mine the other day out of curiosity, the image was dated 2012.
     
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    Mine can only be about a year old because the pool is in the pic now along with the outdoor kitchen and lanai.
     
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    I love all those trees, even though from experience I know it's a lot of work to deal with. Beautiful area!
     
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    I used to love the birds eye view in Bing, anyone know why it was discontinued? Anything similar?
     
  20. General_Specific

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    I have seen the google car quite a few times. I wonder how many times I am/was on Google Earth.
     
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