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Re: Cloud covered Butuan City Philippines (8 degrees 56' 52" N. 125 degrees 31' 41" E.) and image is 7 years old.


Masonicmoron Apr 1, 2012 1:40 AM
Posted in group: Google Earth

Categories: Imagery / Data / Layers : Windows :

Hi

The approximate date is in the lower left hand corner.
 
Google uses the best images it has on average they are 3 years old.  Please see this for additional information http://sites.google.com/site/earthhowdoi/Home/ageandclarityofimagery

Additional information on imagery here http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2009/03/about_google_earth_imagery_1.html

Also Google never lets on when it will update an area

There could be newer images in the historical Images http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148094  on Google Earth

Kindly note that Google Earth does not cover all dates and times with in the historical images

You could request an notification when your area of interest is updated here http://followyourworld.appspot.com/

Best regards

MM