“Love this tip from +Jake Parrillo – I had no idea you could get notified when there was new satellite imagery for your house. Living in the future is pretty great.” – Rick Klau
The full story from Jake:
Last night, I received an email from the “Follow Your World” application of Google Maps that alerted me that there was new imagery for a “point of interest” of mine. Sure enough, I had entered our home address in the tool back when it launched in October of last year and forgot all about it.
The new satellite images are pretty recent – as there’s a new house being constructed on our block and the image has the roof shingles installed and the driveway in; which are both pretty recent events (within the last month or so).
The Follow Your World tool is a neat little app that gives you a heads up when Google updates their imagery of your house. We’re still not on StreetView (our block) so I’m hoping that one day soon, a note like the one above will arrive that will include the details of how our house is now included in the StreetView collection.
I entered my house and a few other places too.