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How to See Aerial View of a House Online

Updated on May 3, 2012

There are a number of ways that you can use to see aerial view of your house. Normally, aerial pictures of a house can be taken either from aircraft equipped with high resolution aerial cameras or from satellites. Certainly, these ways are not viable for any common person who wants to see aerial views for free. There are only a few free websites in Internet that you can use to see aerial view of your house. One of such sites that offer free aerial images are:

  • Google Maps and Earth
  • Bing Maps
  • Yahoo Maps

In this hub, I will show you how you can find the aerial view of a place in Google Earth.

Aerial View in Google Earth

The easiest way to get aerial view of a house in Internet is to use Google earth. When you use Google Earth for aerial image of your place, keep in mind that the images you will see are not live satellite view.Basically, Google Earth shows you the aerial images of your place, from their aerial image database, that is hosted in Google's servers. Depending on the popularity of a place among Internet users, Google updates these images. So, the aerial view you see in Google Earth might be several months to a few years old.Therefore, if you are required any latest aerial view of any place for free then it is not possible to get it from Google Earth. To set up aerial view in Google Earth you have to follow the following instructions.

aerial view
aerial view

After starting Google Earth in your computer, enter the address of your house including street number, city or town, and PIN Code(if possible) in the "Fly To" box and then click the search button. When you see the name of the street and city in the map, just double click, with the left mouse button, on the name of your location to enlarge the view. Keep enlarging your map by double clicking until you see clear aerial images. A single click on the map will stop enlarging the images. Now, you can save this aerial view in your computer. To save the image, go to file menu, click save, and then click save image. The free version of Google Earth cannot provide higher resolution than 1000 pixels. So, if you like to have a clear picture, you can use the commercial version of Google earth, called Google pro.

Apart from the above mentioned way, there is another easy way to see aerial view by entering the longitude and latitude data into the “fly to” box of search option. It is the fastest way to find the exact location of any location from aerial angle. If you wish you can save the location of your house in Google Earth by clicking the "save to my places" from the 'save' option in the file menu. Later on when you come back to Google earth, just click the name of your place in the My Places (right-side pane of Google Earth). Other interesting options that you can use are marking places, draw paths and measure the distances. For exploring these options use the icons (select the placement icon and draw paths) in the top bar of Google Earth, just besides the search box.

Aerial View of Sydney Opera House

A markerSydney Harbour Tunnel Sydney NSW 2000, Australia -
Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Aerial View of Sydney Opera House.To view more clear picture double click on the letter "A" or use the zoom(+) option on the top-left of this map.

Sydney opera house
Sydney opera house

Aerial View of Pyramid of Giza

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Cairo - Alex Desert Rd, Nazlet El-semman, Haram, Giza, Egypt
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For better view you can use the plus icon on the top-left of the map

Buying Aerial Images

If the resolution of Google Earth’s free aerial images does not satisfy you, there is a way out. You can think about buying some high resolution aerial view pictures for your desired location. Mapmart is basically an online image repository of high quality digital images of Earth. They also provide the hard-copy format of aerial maps for any particular location on Earth. For that you need to contact sales department. They have an extension images databases covering topographic maps, aerial photography along with some GIS software. If you don’t find your required aerial images in their database, then you need to order for your aerial images, and the delivery time of ordered images mostly depends on that location of your place.. Another useful aerial image buying site is

Aerial View of Earth with Fourmilab

Fourmilab is an excellent source of findingsatellite viewof any location on Earth.This site is free and has some interesting features that are even missing in Google earth. If you know the longitude and latitude of a location, then you can find the aerial view of that place by dragging your mouse over the map. You can take at look at their site at

Fourmilab use a number of satellites to collect aerial images of Earth and you can choose any of these satellites to view the aerial images of planet earth from different aerial angels.To choose your satellite from a list and click the “view earth from satellite” icon to view the earth-actually this software will show you how the earth looks like from various satellites positioned in different orbits of earth. The actual orbital position of satellites may vary little from the mentioned orbital position of satellites in the images, because the actual satellite maneuvers from time to time and the images that you see with their site are not live.

Flash Earth

This is another very good source of aerial view of Earth, but not for viewing houses. They basically gather their satellite photos from multiple sources such as NASA and Microsoft. Most of their extraordinary images are collected from NASA and they update their satellite image database more frequently than any other websites of their kind. You can find them at

Planetary view in Flash Earth

flash earth
flash earth

Planetary view

This is one of the views that no one wants to miss out. Online planetarium is a great website to learn more about our galaxy. You can find online planetarium at This site mainly offers planetary view of our sky, from any location on earth. By dragging your mouse, you have to select the area on earth, from where you wish to see the sky and stars. You can learn the facts about constellations by placing your mouse over a position of any constellation. Moreover, this site allows you to see how your night sky was looking on a particular date, and what constellations were visible on that particular day. In simple words, this site is full of fun.

If you are really looking for some quality aerial view pictures at free of cost, then Google earth has no substitute. But the downside of aerial pictures on Google Earth is its resolution. Moreover, Google Earth does not update their satellite imagery database on regular basis. So, if you need the most recent aerial pictures of a place, you might think of buying satellite picture from satellite picture selling sites online. There are many people who are looking for live aerial view of their houses, but the reality is that it is not possible to see the live aerial view of a place unless you have access to any satellites. But the good news is that Google is always updating their aerial imagery database with new locations .As the satellite technology keeps improving, we can expect that the more high quality aerial pictures will be available to us all.

aerial view of pyramids
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      Artful 4 years ago

      Finlyal! This is just what I was looking for.

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      Dan 5 years ago

      Hi, Great article. Wondering if you came across how often Goggle updates their aireal images in Google maps? Thanks!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @leighsue-Thank you for your comments.

      @cassie copper-thanks

      @Lady_E-I just revamped my old hub, thanks :)

      @James A Watkins-Great to see you around.Thank you :)

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      A very interesting article. Thank you for the good read.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks. This is Clever stuff.

      Best Wishes.

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      Cassie Cooper 6 years ago from May Pen

      very informative

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      Leighsue 6 years ago

      Thanks for this information. I am always trying to figure out landmarks and this will certainly help.


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