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#1 2019-02-02 13:04:18

AlexinAlnwick
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Registered: 2019-02-02
Posts: 3

Map Editing - Satellite image background

When a map is in edit mode, there is a satellite image of the area on which the map features are placed.

How often is this image updated?

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#2 2019-02-02 13:53:57

GerdP
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Registered: 2015-12-18
Posts: 829

Re: Map Editing - Satellite image background

It depends on the image provider and  the area that you look at. They are not often changed, maybe not in years.

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#3 2019-02-02 22:11:38

RicoElectrico
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From: Trójmiasto
Registered: 2012-07-01
Posts: 1,199

Re: Map Editing - Satellite image background

To give an example, I guesstimate that with so many providers (Bing, Geoportal.gov.pl, Esri, Mapbox, DigitalGlobe) major Polish metropolitan areas have a fresh aerial/sat image taken every 2-3 years and most rural areas reaching 5 years or better.

Sparsely populated (and non-Western) countries may not get such frequent updates.

Last edited by RicoElectrico (2019-02-02 22:13:52)

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#4 2019-02-02 23:02:33

Robert46798
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From: Magdeburg
Registered: 2018-02-22
Posts: 105

Re: Map Editing - Satellite image background

The Bing satellite image of Alnwick is taken in March 2017. Here at my Place its from 2013. So don't wait for new updates - it might take a while.

When using the iD editor Press [ B] to check out other available images.

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