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1. What's Follow Your World?

Follow Your World is a simple application that informs you by email each time we update the satellite and aerial imagery in your area of interest.

2. Why did you develop this application?

Our surroundings are constantly changing, so it's no surprise that Google Earth and Google Maps users often request the most up-to-date satellite and aerial imagery. While we can't necessarily update the world's imagery in real-time, we can let you know when we do update this imagery. Instead of checking back over and over again, Follow Your World allows you to be automatically notified by email so you know exactly when the latest geographic information is available on Google Earth and Google Maps.

3. Is this only available for Google Earth? Or only for Google Maps?

Our geographic imagery is shared between both Google Earth and Google Maps, so you'll receive notifications applicable to both applications.

4. When can I expect to be notified of an update by email?

Imagery updates in any particular area can take months and even years. We're continuously working to make this time span shorter, but we can't guarantee a specific timeline for an update. Whenever we update your interested area, we'll send you a notification email.

5. In the future, will I be able to be updated on other content on Google Earth and Google Maps?

Follow Your World is in beta, but as we work to make this application more helpful for our users, its functionality could be expanded.

6. How do I subscribe to a point on Follow Your World?

Step 1. Find a location
Search for the area by entering the name of a country, state, city, or a specific address. You can also enter the exact latitude/longitude of the location. Click Search Location to submit your search.
Step 2. Drag the map to center the cross-hairs on the exact point that you would like to mark. Click Select Point to auto-generate the correct latitude and longitude.
Step 3. Enter a location or edit the name to track this point in your dashboard. Click Submit when all the info is correct.
Step 4. You'll receive an email to confirm your subscription.

7. How can I opt-out of receiving email notifications?

If you would like to stop receiving email notifications for a particular point, just visit your dashboard and click the Unsubscribe link next to the point. If you would like to completely remove this point from your dashboard, just click Delete.

8. I accidentally subscribed to the wrong point. How do I edit or delete the point?

If you subscribed to the wrong point, you can remove this point from your dashboard by clicking the Unsubscribe link. Then you can click the Delete link if you want to delete it permanently. You won't be able to edit the point, but you can easily start over and add a new point.

9. What is the max number of points that I can follow?

Currently you can add up to 500 points.