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They collect their satellite images from a variety of cameras including; low level satellite photography, aerial photography and even on occassion kite and balloon cameras. Though most people think that the images are live they are in fact three years old on average.
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It depends one what satellite it is. Differents types of satellite orbit the Earth at different altitudes. In Low Earth Orbit satellites travel between 160km and 2000km above …the Earth, in Medium Earth Orbit they travel between 2000km and 35000km above the Earh, and in Geostationary Orbit they travel above 160km and below 35000km around the Equator.
Some are satellite and others are aerial (taken from airplanes with special high resolution cameras and also from air balloons). Street View photos, however, are taken from …car, van, or bicycle.
When a satellite collects information from the surface of the earth the data is converted to an image Why this image is often not a true picture?
((Just copy-pasting from another person's answer on yahoo!Answers, I take no credit for this answer ) The instruments that are recording these images are looking for differe…nt data than would be shown in a photograph, such as temperature, high or low pressure, different gasses, etc. Many of theses kinds of data would not be obvious in a standard photograph or video.
You can't update these yourself, but they are updated by Google every 1-3 years. You can, however, add your own content (placemarks, image overays, etc.) to Google Earth or …find other user-content in KML or KMZ files.
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The images are new now by new satellite views the images are clearer than before it was from 2003 now the images are from year 2005 that mean UPDATED
You can go to your local county web page. There should be a section for taxes and there will be a GIS Mapping tool on there. As long as you know the property address you… can see images.
by satellite and other things like planes and things that can go above the ground
Here's a citation from Mark Aubin's post at the Google Librarian Central, about the source of Google Images: "We collect it via airplane and satellite, but also… just about any way you can imagine getting a camera above the Earth's surface: hot air balloons, model airplanes - even kites." Please see the whole post at the related link from Google. And, for extra credit, see the blog post about "How Google Earth (Really) Works" by a co-founder of Keyhole, who first built what became Google Earth. Google Earth acquires their images from many sources. Some of these sources include from satellites in space, airplanes flying over particular locations, and people that drive along the street, taking pictures and video of the area.
The satellite takes pictures of the earth, and sends the photos down by radio, as a digital data-stream. Maybe kind of like the same way you send pictures to your friend's … cellphone, you suppose ?
This seems to be the best answer I have found. The guy works for the Centre of Geographic Sciences so he should know what he is talking about. See related links for examples….
In Google Earth select Add > Image Overla yin the menu then select an image file to overlay onto the ground. You can set the transparency level and position the image on t…hemap. If, however, you want to add geo-tagged photos that becomepublically displayed in Google Earth and Google Maps then you canpublish them to the Panoramio web site. You can request that it bepublished to Google Photo layer. For details check out thePanoramio Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Google Earth provides a 3-D effect with 3-D buildings and tree as overlays on top of the base imagery. Also with terrain enabled in Google Earth, the satellite imagery conform…s to the topology so mountains (e.g. Mt Everest, etc.) appear in 3-D. For stereo 3-D views for Google Earth (i.e., 3-D glasses) see related reference link below.
To find google earth images, you need to go to google first and click on the satellite tab that will show you the views from a satellite rather than the street view or the wal…king view.
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"Google satellite" gives you, as the name says it, a satellite viewof an area. This feature is integrated into Google Maps and GoogleEarth. The Maps' satellite view is not in …real time, however.
There should be a satellite icon or any icon on Google Earth that allows you to download the images and save it on a separate document.
In Google Earth
There are multiple ways to print the current view from GoogleEarth. The built-in way is pressing the print short-cut (e.g.Ctrl-P on Windows) or select Print option in File men…u. This willprint the map panel only. If if want to print the sidebar and wholeGoogle Earth display you need to take a screen capture of thescreen and paste the image from the clipboard into an applicationto print it.