Question: Is Google Earth up to date?

According to the Google Earth blog, Google Earth updates about once a month. However, this doesnt mean that every image is updated once a month – far from it. In fact, the average map data is between one and three years old.

How do I make Google Earth up to date?

Navigate the planet by typing in an address that you want to view or using the Google Earth navigation controls. Make sure the satellite images in the application are the most recent available from Google by using the Check for Updates feature to update the software.

How do I know when Google Earth was updated?

You need to switch to Google Earth Pro. The Imagery date will be shown @ bottom right corner. You can also view the historical imagery in Google Earth. Hope that helps.

Why is Google Earth so out of date?

All versions of Google Earth and Google Maps use the same two imagery databases, 2D satellite and 3D aerial. Theyre different dates. Each product has settings that have to be right to see the different date images. Plus the historical imagery in GE Pro.

How can you tell when Google Earth pictures were taken?

Go to and search for an address. Next, drag the yellow “Pegman” to any area on the Google Map to switch from aerial to street view. The image capture date will be instantly displayed in the status bar as shown in the screenshot below.

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