Nowadays, Google also allows individual users to contribute photos that they add to their already huge repository, and what this does, is allow people to see the most up-to-date photos of the place they are trying to visit. However, what we need to understand is that the Earth is a huge place and it is not humanely possible for anyone to update the whole of the planet in one go, which brings us to our original question-
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How often are these images updated on the Google Earth platform?
A quick visit to the Google documentary will show you that the Google Earth platform is updated once a month, which, all things considered, is not too bad. However, all the places are not always updated in this monthly cycle. Google’s approach is to go tile by tile, in order to capture the best version of each place on the planet, and every month, they earmark certain regions that will be updated, and the same is announced to the users after the update.
At the same time, there may be some places that have reported no activity and as such, are pretty much unchanged since their last update, in which case, Google will most likely omit them from their upcoming cycle, and will only bring it back into the limelight if a user or satellite imagery sends back some new footage.
So, if you are anticipating your hometown to get updated, it’s better not to hold on to too much hope as Google has its own timeline for the updates and so, places will only get a change when they deem it fit.