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Is it possible to view live satellite street view maps online?

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It is not possible to view live satellite images when using Google Street View. Google Street View works by displaying panoramas of stitched together photographs.

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Is it possible to view live satellite street view maps online?
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The primary means of obtaining images for Google Street View is the use of a special car called the Google Maps Camera Car. The car is mounted with a special non-mechanical camera developed by Google. The car needs to drive down a particular street in order to record the photographs. Thus, Google Street View images are only as recent as the last time that a Google Maps Camera Car visited the area. The Street View feature is incorporated into the Google Maps web and mobile applications.

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