Google Earth

7th February 2006, 15:22
Does anyone know the time lapse for photos taken on Google Earth?
eg Web Cams are changed approx. every 2 mins

7th February 2006, 17:00
As far as I know the pictures can be anything up to a couple of years old. I don't know if there is a set schedule for updating them.
I did notice that the area where I live has recently been updated to a higher resolution image ( I can now see my house!) but even that picture is months old.
I suppose they update images as they become available.
It is great fun, anyway.

7th February 2006, 18:17
looking at Swansea i reckon must be about at least 2 years old, Liberty Stadium not even started in picture.

7th February 2006, 19:04
Yeah - average 2 years is probably about right.

Check out Wembley Stadium - the old stadium is still there complete with towers. I know the builders are a bit behind but they had got a bit further than that when I went past last week!

7th February 2006, 19:17
From Google Earth Home page FAQ:

Common questions about Google Earth

1. When were these pictures taken? How often are they updated?
Our images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years. The images in Google Earth are updated on a rolling basis. Click here for more details.

2. Are Google Earth images captured in real time?

No, they aren't. Our images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years.

12th February 2006, 08:43
When I go on Google Earth, I get all sorts of geometric shapes over everything. as my sister-in-law says, " have I pressed something I shouldn't ?


" I'm in the cupboard "

Steve Gray
12th February 2006, 12:36
Try the similar site from NASA, "World Wind" it is quite interesting and free, I signed up for Google Earth Pro and for the $20 fee there doesnt seem to be any significant benefits over the free version.

jim barnes
12th February 2006, 14:03
LY Hipnos uses it for its navigation, two years update average sounds about right. (Thumb) (Hippy)