High resolution satellite imagery?

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi Jonathan,

    I'm not sure which map you had access to previously, but I can confirm that our map options have changed over the years, usually due to licensing issues. A few notes:

    1) I definitely recommend the MapBox Satellite Imagery over the MapQuest Imagery.

    2) If you send me coordinates to a specific area in MapBox that seems out of date or has poor coverage, I can request updated imagery from them, but no guarantees that they'll update it.

    3) Lastly, you can import nearly any map you find on the internet yourself

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    sjmj3us

    Yeah I also have a suspicion that satellite imagery is getting worse. I have moved to using the premium ESRI and it's not very good. 

    Let's compare 

    https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?layer=SatelliteWithLabelsContoursFeet&lat=34.1338&lon=-118.3918&zoom=20

    with Google Maps

    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1339431,-118.3920423,73m/data=!3m1!1e3

     

    See the difference.

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    mcbbcn

    Hi there,

    I just figured out how to match satellite imagery from a google maps in Gaia. I just had to bump the zoom to work between 18 and 19 and I only download small areas.

    Best

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    brewskieman

    So mcbbcm, how did you do this zoom bumping?  I have always had problems with good zoom resolution in GAIAGPS.  I always have to have my Google Map app open to zoom in.

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    mcbbcn

    Hi brewskieman,

    It is easy how easy I forget things as I'm getting older but I found the link where you can see the Google and Gaia integration and around 1 minutes 31 seconds you can see the zoom levels:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6hZJtzwLic

    Obviously, if you are going to bump the zoom level from 16 to 18 or 19, which is the highest level of details, I would constrain the area that you want that level of detail for, because the highest zoom, the highest the detail and the highest of data, so it's easy to go overboard with this one.

    I hope it helps,

    Miquel

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    azdan2007

    I had the same issue and I discovered that I was only at 16 zoom level the other day when downloading.   Took me a while to figure out why they were not clear and I realized I had 3 more zoom levels to go.   Slid it over and it looked good when downloading!

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