"Historical" satellite imagery from Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro has many versions of satellite images available. All versions are accessible from a "Historical imagery" slider, and more often than not several versions are more recent than what we see in Google Maps and WME. Albeit some areas might be cloudy/darker/less sharp, but that's ok because most are useable.
Is it possible to get access to these Historical imagery in WME?
I agree with YanisKyr. We all know that satellite images are not positioned perfectly vertical and some images hide the roads where there are conjusted residential buildings. Also some image tiles are seen along with cloud and cloud shadows. It would be a great assist to WME Editors around the world if this feature is added.
Thank you in advance.
Bob McCormick commented
Yes, please! There are many cases where having the ability to use different aerial imagery layers would help.
- in rare cases the current imagery lacks correct positioning
- sometimes the current imagery contains foliage that makes it difficult to determine road and other feature locations
- having the ability to look at historic / older imagery may also help resolve discrepancies
Given that Falcon Snapper mandates the WME map look more like reality having the ability to review multiple versions of aerial imagery will surely help in that effort.