Updating satellite maps
There are times when Google Maps updates in real-time to mark major events and to give assistance in emergency situations.For example, it updated imagery for the 2012 London Olympic Games just before the Opening Ceremony, and it provided updated satellite crisis maps to help aid teams assess damage and target locations in need of help shortly after the Nepal earthquake in April 2015.Offering a host of innovative features, Maps makes finding and getting to your destination faster and easier than ever.With turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and proactive suggestions, as well as new indoor maps and lane guidance, Maps provides an incredible sense of direction.If you go to the bottom of the satellite map, you see a date stamp marking the last update.
You can even favorite a specific transit line to get up-to-date information and reminders.
Once you’ve ordered a ride, Maps shows you the driver, the car, and the driver’s current location.
See select major metro areas from the air with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views.
If you're browsing Google Maps in Satellite View, you may notice that location details are not always up-to-date.
Google Maps uses the same satellite data as Google Earth.