• 26 May 2023
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Article Summary

The Time View tool in LandVision enables you to view the most up-to-date satellite imagery available in your area. This feature also allows you to access historical satellite imagery that appears right on your map with the click of a mouse.

Time View is available as an add-on to any LandVision account on Enterprise, Commercial or Builder versions. For pricing and more information, please contact your account manager.

Using Time View in LandVision

1. The Time View icon can be found on the Main Toolbar at the top of the application 

2. After selecting the icon, this will open a panel with a list of dates that you can select imagery from. These dates are the capture dates for the corresponding satellite imagery.

For performance and scalability reasons, Time View automatically turns off when you've zoomed out too far. Zoom in to enable the imagery

3. Click on the radio button next to the date to view the corresponding satellite imagery on your map and scroll down to see additional dates if applicaple.

Satellite photography captures a limited area at a time so the imagery available will vary based on your viewing level. Moving the map may cause different dates to become available
You can select only one date at a time

4. To view a different date simply click another one from the list to have the corresponding satellite imagery appear.

Time View Considerations

Time View imagery is satellite imagery from a third party provider which is different from the Microsoft Bing aerial imagery that comes with the map by default. The resolution will generally be less granular than the base map aerial imagery and will look less refined due to fewer post-processing procedures. Its primary benefits are its currency and frequency.

Time View also differs from aerial imagery in that it is not contiguous for a given area. It is captured in strips. As you turn on a given satellite image, you may run into the edge of the image. This is normal and expected. If you encounter an edge of an image, simply refresh your Time View available list and select another image set from a similar timeframe.

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