Google Can Notify You When They Update Their Maps Of Your Home

Jan 28, 2011 • 8:53 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

One of the most frequent questions I see in the Google Maps Help forum is when will Google update the satellite or street views picture of my house or office. Well, now Google can alert you when there has been update, so that you don't have to manually check every couple of hours.

Brian B. from the Google Maps team announced this in a Google Maps Help thread and a Google Blog post. How does it work?

(1) Go to

(2) Login to your Google account if you haven't.

(3) Search for an address or latitude/longitude point.

(4) Align the map to the center, between the cross hairs.

(5) Then hit "Select Point"

(6) Feel free to override the name (if you want)

(7) Hit "Submit"

Next time Google Maps does an imagery update of that area, you will get an email to your Google account.

Here is a picture of the page:


Note, you can always remove these alerts on the dashboard section and for more information, make sure to read the FAQs.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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01/30/2011 06:56 am

Thank you! Being a Realtor, I'm going to pass this info around to my clients. Valuable... somehow.


05/21/2012 07:17 pm

Anyone who relies on this to decide whether or not to purchase a home is not thinking. These pictures are not updated enough to be accurate is the main reason. My mother has been in her house for 5 years. She had a bad neighbor in the upper apartment of the house and Google van drove by. She has had a photo of her home with junk and garbage all over the property from the this bad neighbor who was only there for 6 months and that pic has been there for years. Realtors, don't tell your clients to use it. It isn't accurate. If your representing a seller, then do your own work and take the pics of the home.


06/20/2013 06:19 am

Can anyone tell me how come the peoples realize that i am watching them or i am browsing around the street via Google map, I am really curious and just want to know what is the thing there through i am viewing the image and what peoples see that something is viewing them or around. Today i was browsing some place and viewing the image on street and the peoples on that street was looking at me ( I mean may be there was a camera or something) and they even point the finger at me (I mean the photo i was viewing ) and they show thumbs up like they know someone or something is viewing them so therefore i just want to know what source is letting us view street and images and what people see and realize what thing is trying to see them. Thank you

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