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How to Find Out When Google Updates Maps Imagery In Your Area

The recent brouhaha over the iOS 6 maps app called attention to the strengths of Google Maps. One strong point of Google Maps is its satellite and aerial imagery. That imagery isn’t great everywhere, though. Some geographic areas have images that are less current than others, or that were taken at fairly low resolutions. If you want to be notified when images in a particular area are updated, there’s a website that will do just that.

Follow Your World is a site that lets you input a location, or multiple locations, and be notified when Google updates the satellite or aerial imaging in that location. The screenshot below should give you an idea as to how the app works.

 

You input an address, or a latitude and longitude, fine tune by dragging the map so your desired location is centered, and then click ‘Select Point.’ If you’re satisfied, click the ‘submit’ button.

The app allows you to submit multiple locations. There’s also a dashboard, from which you can delete locations that you no longer want to monitor.

Is this the type of service that you would use?

Follow Your World