Newness is no Virtue. Cache of old Google Maps satellite images?
August 6, 2013 2:38 PM Subscribe
Google Maps / satellite view used to provide a wonderful shot of our historic family homestead. Sadly, the New and Improved Updated 2013 satellite photo is one big glare-y blur. An easy way to find the old shot?
posted by falldownpaul to computers & internet (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The title pretty much says it all.
Typing in the address of our family farm used to produce a brilliant satellite shot of our beloved homestead - amazing clarity and detail, vibrant colors. Brought a tear to the sentimental eye.
Stupidly, I never captured the image.
Today I looked it up and was dismayed at the new photo. It's distorted, washed out, and blurry. I can't even tell what I'm looking at.
Is there a way to find the older image?
A quick search suggests that I can try to find the property on historical aerial archive sites, but I was hoping for a simple Google cache of its own images... or something along those lines.