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Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 17:27
by homeworld1031tx
Google Earth has updated imagery for Dallas that is dated as Nov 2018. They must have put it up there fairly recently because I think I checked 2 weeks ago and it was still the Aug '17 imagery at that time.

Looking at the Uptown (or more generally north of downtown area) I'm really starting to see that the dream of a massive interconnected neighborhood is finally forming. Thanks to the last 10 years of low rise apartment infill we're really starting to see a contiguous bit of density across the entire region, in my opinion. Excited to see what the next ten years brings.

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Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 19:50
by Matt777
Finally. Although, I wish they had done it in a "greener" month than November. Better than January, but Spring/Summer always makes urban areas look better from above when things are greenest.

EDIT: Where did you get this imagery? When I look at Dallas on google maps, long completed projects are still missing. It's not nearly as updated as what was posted above.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 22:49
by DPatel304
Thanks for sharing! Strange but mine has not updated either. I still show McKiney & Olive as under construction along with a few other projects as well.

But yes, I totally agree that these next 10 years will be very interesting.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 11 Mar 2019 01:33
by flyswatter
You have to go on actual Google Earth. It will update there a little bit before maps.google.com does

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 11 Mar 2019 10:53
by Matt777
flyswatter wrote:You have to go on actual Google Earth. It will update there a little bit before maps.google.com does


I hope they wait and retake the photos. The imagery on Google Maps may be outdated, but it is green and pretty. The photo posted above is winter brown and looks depressing.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 11 Mar 2019 13:13
by homeworld1031tx
Yes, my apologies, right now it is only visible on google earth. Should have picked a better title.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 00:24
by Matt777
The regular google map aerial imagery seems to be finally updated, at least for the urban core. I'm still not happy they took the imagery in winter because of the "brown" look, but the increase in density was immediately noticed with all the new projects over the last 5 years.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 12 Nov 2019 12:54
by homeworld1031tx
Google Earth has updated imagery for the dallas area again. The new imagery is from 9/7/19 according to the timestamps on the imagery.

Interesting thing I've seen while browsing around for the last 20 minutes [at work :lol: ] - the # of new low rise multifamily units in the urban area seems to have significantly tappered off. For the last few years, at any given time there were 5-10 under construction in the downtown/uptown/oak lawn/deep ellum/cedars/trinity groves area.

At this time it looks like there are still a handful that are nearing completion or are substantially complete, but fewer new ones that are breaking ground. Looks like that while the DFW area might be a nation leader in new apartment starts, not enough of it is happening in the urban area.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 12 Nov 2019 13:01
by DPatel304
homeworld1031tx wrote:Google Earth has updated imagery for the dallas area again. The new imagery is from 9/7/19 according to the timestamps on the imagery.

Interesting thing I've seen while browsing around for the last 20 minutes [at work :lol: ] - the # of new low rise multifamily units in the urban area seems to have significantly tappered off. For the last few years, at any given time there were 5-10 under construction in the downtown/uptown/oak lawn/deep ellum/cedars/trinity groves area.

At this time it looks like there are still a handful that are nearing completion or are substantially complete, but fewer new ones that are breaking ground. Looks like that while the DFW area might be a nation leader in new apartment starts, not enough of it is happening in the urban area.


The quantity of projects may have decreased, but the quality has certainly gone up, which I much prefer.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 12 Nov 2019 17:24
by Hannibal Lecter
homeworld1031tx wrote:Google Earth has updated imagery for the dallas area again. The new imagery is from 9/7/19 according to the timestamps on the imagery.


Nowhere near that recent in Deep Ellum. Images are from before the Case Building opened and before the previous buildings on the Novel Building site were demolished.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 12 Nov 2019 18:41
by flyswatter
Hannibal Lecter wrote:Nowhere near that recent in Deep Ellum. Images are from before the Case Building opened and before the previous buildings on the Novel Building site were demolished.


The updated images are on Google Earth itself, not Google Maps. On Google Earth you can see the completed Case Building and even the crane resting on Elan City Lights.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 13 Nov 2019 12:27
by Hannibal Lecter
Ah.... Thanks.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 13 Nov 2019 19:05
by flyswatter
Hannibal Lecter wrote:Ah.... Thanks.


And it's now on maps.google.com!

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 17 Dec 2019 21:06
by homeworld1031tx
Looks like we got a bonus pass due to the Tornado. Dallas proper is now updated again on Google Earth with a 10/21 date (one day after the tornado.)


I actually am stunned that Google (or whoever operates their satellites) was able to retask their satellites that quickly. Maybe they just bought another providers imagery that has a quicker reaction time? Very interesting.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 18 Dec 2019 08:19
by casperitl
Yes, it was an amazing sight to get that bonus coverage. The quality is not all that great though. Have to stay a couple thousand feet up to keep the resolution from getting too blurry.

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Posted: 18 Dec 2019 08:21
by flyswatter
Very nice. Google Maps did a special sweep right after Harvey too. Could see flood waters all over neighborhoods still.