How to look from a satellite to your real-time house

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How to look from a satellite to your real-time house

Many users would like to enjoy satellite photos of their native places, to see their home, nearby river or forest, while everything is something called «Malaya Motherland». The tool for implementing this desire can be satellite cartographic services that provide a unique feature of viewing in the detailed graphical mode of all required geolockations. After my attempts to look from the satellite to your home online, I found really high-quality services and in the article will share my workshops.

There is a huge variety of cartographic services that provide the user with access to high-resolution satellite cards. At the same time, the absolute majority of such services use the API from «Google Maps», and only a few services (including domestic «Yandex.Maps») can boast their own cartographic machines other than the dominant cards in this segment of Google.

At the same time, work with such cards is quite template. You go to one of them, if necessary, turn on satellite display, and then enter your address in the search string (locality, street, house number). After that, the service finds the required location, and you can enlarge or reduce the displayed display using the mouse. If the service for some reason does not find your home, I recommend entering the name of the city (village, village) and the street, and then find the right home yourself with the mouse.

At the same time, some services allow not only to see their house from above, but also take a walk through the streets of the hometown, and close to enjoy the kind of buildings you need.

The most popular world cartographic resource is undoubtedly «Google Maps» (Google Cards). In addition to the cards presented in a schematic and satellite form, the service is also included with the possibility of 360 ° the streets of many cities of the world (Street View). Outdoor traffic and traffic jam information (Google Traffic), a route planner from point A to point B, 3D mapping of many geographic points, other useful features.

To view your home, you can use two main possibilities:

Another cartographic service with which you can enjoy the view of your home is «Yandex.Maps.» This service is most popular in Russia, since the level of reflection of the territory of Russia and the frequency of data renewal in the Russian Federation exceeds all existing analogues, including the generally accepted maps from Google.

As well as the Google MAPS service, Yandex.Maps can boast of both standard and satellite mapping of cards (as well as the hybrid regime, which assumes the application of various text and schematic marking on the satellite card). In addition, users are available for the street display mode («Yandex.panorama»), the road congestion indicator (Yandex. Plots), as well as the Cardic System «Folk Card», available for editing any user.

To view your home using Yandex.Maps, go to the resource, take your address in the search bar from above, and press Enter. To go to street viewer, click at the bottom of the screen on the button with binoculars (panoramas of streets and photos). And then select one of the streets marked with a blue (you will go to the street viewing mode at this point, and you can enjoy the color of these places).

«Bing.maps» is a network cartographic service from Microsoft, previously known under the names of Windows Live Maps and MSN Virtual Earth. Its capabilities include satellite map mapping, street view, displaying 3d for 60 cities in the world, gasket of the optimal route and other features, template for services of this type.

To watch your home with the help of «Bing.maps», go to the specified service, click on the road to the right, and select «Hybrid View». Then enter the address you need in the search string, and look at the view.


To work with it, you need to go to this resource, press the button with the image of the globe on the right (Satelite), which will allow you to switch to satellite display mode. After that, in the search string on the left, enter the address you need (preferably, Latin), and enjoy the display of the desired location using the MapQuest service.

You can look from the satellite to your home using the services listed by me in this material. For the territory of Russia, I would recommend the Yandex.Mapart service — the level of its detail and the frequency of updated data is inspired to consider cards from Yandex to the best cartographic service in the territory of the Russian Federation.

On the global scale, the Google Maps service is an indisputable leader, therefore will be optimal to use the toolkit of this service to display maps of many countries of the world.

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