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Google earth??

Discussion in 'Google' started by suicidalsam, Mar 26, 2007.

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    How often are the google earth images updated??I think the current image is too old.about 2 3 years old i think.Someone told me that they are updated once a year.Is this true?
     
    suicidalsam, Mar 26, 2007 IP
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    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    it depends on where and if the updated image is available, google does not pay to aquire new images but pays to use exisiting images, therefore do not expect them to be updated very often unless in areas of prime interest or urban centers.
     
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    I would assume that it's somewhat costly to constantly update the thing.
     
    ReadyToGo, Mar 26, 2007 IP
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    I see some old maps too.
    It is better for google to have their own satellite
     
    gogiants, Mar 26, 2007 IP
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    I doubt that would happen, seeing how its pretty expensive and time cosuming
     
    hulk, Mar 26, 2007 IP
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    According to Google most of the data is three years old.

    http://earth.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=21414
     
    InetMS, Mar 27, 2007 IP
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    But in some regions I notice different seasons (and quality) side by side. That seems to be quite wide time range.
     
    grg, Mar 27, 2007 IP
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    Some are different quality side by side, where it can be perfectly clear at street level which just leads into a greeny blue blur. It is bound to get updated with high quality images in the end. It is just gonna take quite a while to keep photographing every street in the whole world.

    You can't complain for free though!
     
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    Who complains?
     
    grg, Mar 27, 2007 IP
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    My wife is from Portugal and the location of her home is about 2 years old on Google Earth
     
    groverinri, Mar 27, 2007 IP
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    with the money google has ya would think they would buy a few satalites to orbit the globe and take beautiful pictures for us but noooooooooo lol
     
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    Google just recently updated parts of Sydney, they used an airplane at an altitude of 600 meters and not sattellite.

    The image of my house is around 2 years 4 months old, because one of the cars i owned is out the front and i only had it for about 6 weeks.

    Here's an example of the images, you can even make out a naked sunbather on the roof of a house.

    http://blogs.smh.com.au/mashup/archives/009439.html

    Scary to think what the governments top notch imagery is capable of huh.
     
    sweetfunny, Mar 27, 2007 IP