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Wouldn't you like to know when the Aerial images for Google Maps and Google Earth are updated for your local area? You might imagine how helpful this could be for professional land surveyors around the world. All you need is a Gmail account.
Introducing Follow Your World
If you are inside Google Earth or switch to the Satellite View in Google Maps, you can see aerial images of your home and most other places of our planet.
These images are updated every few years (or months depending on the area) and Google, in the long term, is very likely to switch to high-resolution imagery for most countries and regions. Now that Apple has joined the Maps business, providing high-quality imagery will be an even higher priority item for Google.
To get started, head over to Follow Your World and sign-in using your Google Account and mark one or more areas of interest. You can do so by either clicking the points in Google Maps or enter the latitude and longitude manually.
That’s it. Google will monitor these locations and will send you email alerts as soon as updated satellite and aerial imagery data is available for these areas in Google Maps and Google Earth.
This type of tool may really come in handy during Land Surveyors University, so be sure to bookmark it.
Do you think that tools like this could make your surveying life easier?