Google Earth update

OhioDroid80

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I've been wondering for quite awhile just how often if at all does Google Earth update what it shows? I have no idea about anyone else but when I view "my location" (my house) using Google Earth and zoom in the results are at least 2 years old! :( Surely with all the satellites in space and all the other technology we use they could update more often I would think. If I use Google Maps it shows some of the new things that have been built around me that doesn't appear on GE. GE is a cool app that could be even better I think if what it showed was more updated. dancedroid
 

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Probably because the govt. doesn't want recent pictures available to any schmo named Mohammed-al terrorist to use against us or other good faring nations.

If you try and zoom in on certain security sensitive areas they are blurred out. I just tried zooming in on all of Mogadishu and it's blurred out. I don't know why that sewer would be blurred but since Americans died there maybe there is security significance.
 

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I've been wondering for quite awhile just how often if at all does Google Earth update what it shows? I have no idea about anyone else but when I view "my location" (my house) using Google Earth and zoom in the results are at least 2 years old! :( Surely with all the satellites in space and all the other technology we use they could update more often I would think.
Any satellite imagery has lags like this for several reasons. It's not just a matter of having "satellites in space and all the other technology". Technology has it's limitations.

For specifics, hit this page:
http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2009/03/about_google_earth_imagery_1.html
 
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my father-in-law lives in a gated community in Florida where the price of the average home is a couple of million dollars. you can't zoom in on the neighborhood at all to get the same fine detail as my own. security stuff.
 
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