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Where can you view live satellite images of your house?

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While it is possible to view live satellite images of hemispheres of the earth, it is not possible to view live satellite images of your own home or of any other specific location on earth, for that matter. Live satellite images of locations that specific are not made public because of the many security and safety hazards they would provoke. It is possible, however, to view older static satellite images of your home by visiting Google Earth at www.earth.google.com.

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Google Earth is a virtual globe and map providing geographical information for the entire world. It maps the Earth, superimposing satellite imagery and aerial photography over global positioning data. Once you've downloaded the Google Earth software, you can view a three-dimensional Earth and type in your own address to zoom in to a view of your home, though it will not be a live image.

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